This episode is the third in our continuing series regarding cloud hosted, software as a service solutions, and security considerations. Our first podcast was focused on cloud based solutions and security for power systems. In the second podcast, we discussed cloud data security (the where, who, and how). In this episode, we will take a deeper dive into where we are today with security, compliance, and the cloud.


Dr. Nathan Wallace, Director & Co-Founder of GridIntel and Cybirical, has BS degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Physics, a MS in Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Louisiana Tech University with a focus in Cyberspace Engineering. Dr. Wallace has worked for multiple utilities and joined Ampirical as a Staff Engineer and Director of Cyber Operations for its sister companies GridIntel and Cybirical. He is responsible for assessing various power system cybersecurity risks. He is a member of a cybersecurity industry advisory group to FERC and is the working group chair of two new IEEE Power system cybersecurity standards.


Maggy Powell, Security Assurance (Power & Utility Sector) at Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a seasoned professional with twenty-five years of experience in risk management for cyber security and regulatory issues covering a broad range of industries, including critical infrastructure security (OT/ICS), electric reliability, environmental markets, scientific research, and international trade. Prior to joining AWS, Maggy spent fourteen (14) years with a major investor owned utility as a Senior Manager responsible for managing and leading three technical cyber security teams dedicated to real time systems, including security engineering, industrial control systems (ICS) security operations center, and security & compliance.

Additional Information

For additional information in reference to this episode, please utilize the below links:

AWS User Guide to Support Compliance with NERC CIP Standards 

This document explains core cloud security concepts as they apply to NERC CIP objectives, demonstrates how AWS services align to the NERC CIP requirements, and discusses how NERC Responsible Entities can plan their migration to the AWS Cloud.

Previous Episodes in the Series:

Episode 1 | Cloud Based Solutions & Security for Power Systems

Episode 2 | Cloud Data Security – The Where, Who and How


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