Mr. Adam has over 25 years of information technology experience with over Eighteen of those years in the power industry. That experience includes managing the development and implementation of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) Program at TransCanada’s energy operations locations throughout North America and leading the team through four successful NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance Audits and 16 NERC 693 Regulatory Audits and Spotchecks. Experience included working with NERC, Regional Entities, United States Independent System Operators, and Canadian Provincial Electricity System Operators requirements for both NERC CIP and NERC 693 Reliability Standards. He was involved in rolling out NERC CIP at medium rated assets in the Northeast. He also served on the NPCC TFIST Workgroup.
Since joining NST, Mr. Adam has supported NERC CIP activities including compliance gap analysis, mock audits, RSAW reviews, Cyber Vulnerability Assessments (CVAs), Information Technology (IT) security posture assessments, Operational Technology (OT) security posture assessments, creating NERC CIP Compliance Program documentation, SME audit preparation, and Onsite Audit Support.
Prior to working in NERC CIP Compliance, Ron worked in a variety of technology related positions including Help Desk Analyst, Desktop Support, Network Administrator, and as a Senior Systems Engineer for a Microsoft Solutions Provider. He is also retired from the United States Military, having served over 20 years including a year in support of the antiterrorism effort for the United States Air Force after September 11th.
Mr. Adam earned an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Worcester State College, and Master of Science Degree in the Management of Operations and Information Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.