Saturday, July 20, 2013

RFP Alert: Security Advisor Sought for New England Utility Commissions

No sooner had I posted on the need for more state utility commissions to ensure access to quality cyber security guidance, when an RFP with this exact goal in mind came across my desk (figuratively speaking). So without further delay, your attention please:

The region of 6 northeastern US states collectively referred to as "New England" and boasting the highest per-capita concentration of Dunkin Donuts is seeking one very well qualified energy and cyber security professional to help guide them for a six month period commencing in mid September.

The New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Inc. (NECPUC) has issued an RFP for which responses are due NLT 5 pm August 8, 2013. I provide the URL to the RFP below but to save you an unnecessary trip, here are the qualifications required if you or your small firm want to even be considered for the job:
  • Background and knowledge of utility sector industrial control system and business operations
  • Knowledge and expertise in computer systems security and related physical security issues
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional or similar computer security management certification preferred
  • U.S. Government security clearance of “Secret” or higher preferred
  • Engineering and/or information technology degree and training preferred
  • Knowledge of NERC CIP standards
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Information Security Manager or similar computer security management certification preferred
  • Ability to drive throughout New England visiting public utility commissions and utilities will be required (ab add: must be a confident driver in snow)
Does that sound like you?  If so, recommend you get started on your proposal. The New England state commissions are eager to get started!

(If not, but you think you know a qualified candidate, pleasure forward this on to them stat - thanks.)



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