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), NPCC, and SERC footprints. Mr. Moyer has provided educational platforms for both technical and non-technical personnel on systems and procedural information, as well as guided and mentored team members, while remaining responsive to his team’s needs.
Mr. Moyer is a collaborative, service-focused consultant who uses technical approaches and teams to solve security issues and is an expert at identifying root causes of operational technology problems; responding with clear, concise, and actionable steps. He has a breadth of experience with NERC CIP compliance program development, evidence collection, and related documentation.
Since joining N&ST, Mr. Moyer has provided on-site consulting services for a number of entities in the RF, NPCC, and SERC regions. He has been involved in multiple 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.
As a consultant, Mr. Moyer has helped utilities develop sustainable approaches to NERC CIP compliance, especially CIP-005, CIP-007, CIP-009, CIP-010, and CIP-011. His activities have included CIP program assessments, document and evidence reviews, RSAW preparation, and mock auditing.
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 develp and maintain NERC CIP compliance programs providing on-site support for a number of large entities within the SERC region performing program assessments, document and evidence reviews, preparing SMEs for audits, and performing mock 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 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 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.