Mr. Moyer has over 15 years of experience in the Cyber Security arena as applied to Electric Utilities. His experience covers both Operational (OT) and Information Technology (IT) systems, assets, and procedures. He has provided clear vision and direction for cyber security protection and regulatory compliance for several electric utilities in the Reliability First (RF) footprint and has translated complex processes to ensure project focus and direction. Mr. Moyer has provided educational platforms for both technical and non-technical personnel, from new employees to executives, on systems and procedural information, as well as guided and mentored team members, while remaining responsive to his team’s needs. He is a hands-on responder to difficult problems.
Mr. Moyer is a collaborative, service-focused critical thinker who uses technical approaches and teams to solve security issues and is an expert at identifying root causes of operational technology problems, and responding with clear, concise, and actionable steps. He has a breadth of experience with NERC CIP compliance program development, evidence collection, and related documentation, with an emphasis on the following:
Since joining N&ST in 2017, Mr. Moyer has provided on-site staff augmentation for an entity’s RF region audit preparation through NERC CIP program documentation review, RSAW narrative consolidation, program diagram development, and mock audit preparation activities.
He has also been involved in generation site SCADA, ICS/OT cyber system and physical security evaluations, generation facility on-site BCS low and medium impact program evaluations, as well as Cyber Security Incident Response and Cyber Asset Recovery testing.
Mr. Moyer was most recently on-site at a large entity within the SERC region performing vulnerability assessment reviews and validations, deep dive assessments of CIP-007, CIP-010, and CIP-011 program documents and evidence, and reviewing existing Open Enforcement Actions for on-going issues to further evaluate root causes and identify related metrics.
Prior to joining N&ST, 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. He also developed network and cyber asset protection and monitoring plans for the entire Talen fleet of NERC CIP generation facilities with Low Impact BES Cyber Systems (BCS) located in various regions across the country. Mr. Moyer also provided direct support for Version 3 and 5 compliance program development, implementation, and maintenance.
Mr. Moyer began his career as an Electrical Control 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.