Biography of Steve Parker, CISA, CISSP
President of EnergySec
Steven Parker, CISA, CISSP, is President of EnergySec, and is a founding director of the organization. He has been engaged in critical infrastructure protection within the electric sector since 2001, including eight years as a senior security staff member at PacifiCorp. As one of the original CIP auditors, he helped establish the NERC CIP audit program at the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) in 2009. His experience includes a broad range of security disciplines including e-commerce, identity management, intrusion detection, forensics, incident response and investigations, security event monitoring, and NERC CIP compliance.
Mr. Parker has been actively employed within the electric sector since late 2001 when he joined PacifiCorp, a large investor-owned utility in the Northwest, as a senior member of their newly formed information security team. In 2009, he joined the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) where he helped build the initial NERC CIP audit program. In late 2010, he joined EnergySec full-time as part of the leadership team that built the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO) under an award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Parker was named President of EnergySec in February of 2013.