Brian Harrell Welcomed as Strategic Advisor to the International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Brian Harrell as Strategic Advisor to the Board.

In 2018 Brian was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as the sixth Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, at the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as the first Assistant Director for Infrastructure Security at the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Brian currently serves as the Vice President and Chief Security Officer (CSO) at AVANGRID, an energy company with assets and operations in 24 states. He is responsible for the companies physical and cybersecurity, security compliance, enterprise risk governance, and fire protection units.

His breadth of experience spanning both the private sector and his involvement at the highest levels of governmental/policy positions will no doubt add great value to our Association.

Brian is nationally recognized for his efforts on critical infrastructure protection, continuity of operations, and enterprise risk management. Advising corporations throughout North America, Brian has worked to increase physical and cybersecurity mitigation measures designed to deter, detect, and defend critical systems.

Brian is also a Senior Fellow at Auburn University, McCrary Institute For Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security where he serves as an advisor on infrastructure protection and cybersecurity policy initiatives.

Brian has spent time during his career in the US Marine Corps and various private sector agencies with the goal of protecting the United States from security threats.

John Donlon QPM, Chairman of the IACIPP said, “I am delighted that Brian has accepted the position as Strategic Advisor with us. He has a wealth of experience both as a security practitioner and in an oversight capacity, so will be a tremendous asset to the and the global CNI community. “

“The IACIPP continues to welcome new members who share the desire to engage with likeminded individuals seeking to enhance the protection and resilience of infrastructure across the globe.” Concluded Mr Donlon.

Membership is open to government agencies and operators, so if you would like to become a part of our organisation, you can register at:

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