Mr. Moyer has almost twenty years of experience in the Cyber Security arena as applied to electric utilities. His experience covers both Operational (OT/ICS) and Information Technology (IT) systems, assets, and procedures. He has exceptionally clear vision and direction for cyber security protection and regulatory compliance within the electric utilities industry.
Mr. Moyer is a collaborative, service-focused consultant who uses procedural and technical approaches to solve security and compliance issues. He is an expert both at identifying root causes of operational technology problems and at documenting clear, concise, and actionable steps for their remediation. He has a breadth of experience with NERC CIP compliance program development, evidence collection, and related documentation.
Since joining NST, Mr. Moyer has provided on-site and off-site consulting services for a number of entities in the RF, NPCC, MRO, and SERC regions. He has helped utilities develop sustainable approaches to NERC CIP compliance and evidence processing, especially with CIP-005, CIP-007, CIP-009, CIP-010, and CIP-011.
Over the last two years Mr. Moyer has worked with a number of utilities – including plants and control centers with low and medium impact BES Cyber Systems – to develop and maintain NERC CIP compliance programs. He has provided on-site support for a number of large entities within the SERC region, performed comprehensive program assessments, completed document and evidence sufficiency reviews, and prepared SMEs for audits. He most recently led a team of consultants on-site at a large utility preparing the entity’s generation compliance team for audits in multiple regions.
Prior to joining NST, Mr. Moyer worked for Talen Energy (formerly PPL) as a Sr. Engineer - Critical Infrastructure Protection responsible for network and cyber asset protection and monitoring strategies, direct hands-on system and network administration, Version 3, 4, and 5 compliance projects, including V5 network segmentation projects.
Mr. Moyer began his career as an Electrical Controls Engineer in the steel industry supporting hot-strip mill controls, migrated to the power industry as an instrumentation and controls engineer supporting control system replacements for coal, oil fired, and hydro-driven power plants. He moved on to provide network design, installation, and support for new gas fired simple-cycle and combined-cycle combustion turbine projects, before finally entering the NERC CIP Compliance, network and cyber asset security world.
Mr. Moyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with concentrations in controls and computers from Widener University.