Dana Bradshaw

Senior Security Consultant

Ms. Bradshaw has been working in the NERC CIP Compliance and BES Cyber Security industry since 2012. She has led or supported numerous assessments, audits, and program development efforts for numerous electric utilities across the United States. Ms. Bradshaw is a strong technical writer, with a passion for the development of sustainable methods for achieving compliance.

Ms. Bradshaw joined NST in 2021 and has been primarily focused on the development of processes and program documentation for CIP-002 through CIP-013 at a “greenfield” high impact Control Center. In addition to collaborating with client SMEs to create, document, and implement new processes, Dana has been responsible for developing a document management program to ensure the proper generation, collection, and storage of evidence artifacts demonstrating compliance with each of the CIP Standards.

Earlier in Career

Ms. Bradshaw began her career with a consulting firm in the Midwest. While there, she helped many utilities improve their NERC CIP compliance programs by providing best in-class customer service both remotely and onsite. In addition, she led the publication efforts of a compliance guide and e-learning portal and courses. In 2015, she accepted a contract role with a large Texas utility to update its NERC CIP Version 3 program to align with Version 5 of the Standards. Upon project completion, the contract was renewed, and her focus shifted to more operational tasks.

Throughout her nearly 10 years in the industry, Ms. Bradshaw has gained a breadth of knowledge and expertise in NERC CIP Compliance:

  • NERC CIP Compliance Program development and maintenance
  • Mock Audit / Gap Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Evidence and Documentation Management  
  • RSAW Creation
  • Audit Preparation
  • Quality Assurance


Ms. Bradshaw graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and earned her Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.