Wurldtech’s Bryan Singer Named to NERC Cybersecurity Drafting Team

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<p><strong>Vancouver, British Columbia &mdash; May 1</strong><br />Wurldtech Security Technologies, a provider of cybersecurity solutions to vendors and operators of SCADA, process control and mission-critical systems worldwide, announced that the company&#39;s vice president of Security Services, Bryan Singer, has been selected to join the North American Electric Reliability Corporation&rsquo;s cybersecurity Standards Action Request (SAR) drafting team. Singer was one of 11 appointments made by the NERC Standards Committee.<br /><br />&ldquo;As advocates for standards-based industrial cybersecurity policies and practices, we are extremely pleased to have Bryan selected to the NERC team,&rdquo; said Tyler Williams, president and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies. "Bryan is a recognized subject matter expert who brings unique experience in assisting vendors, operators and government agencies in addressing the constantly evolving cybersecurity risks across critical infrastructure industries. We look forward to supporting the team&rsquo;s efforts to ensure that the electric system infrastructure in North America is secure."<br /><br />As the federally designated Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) in the United States, NERC develops and enforces reliability standards for the planning and operation of the bulk power system. Approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the U.S. and governmental authorities in Ontario and New Brunswick, the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards are now mandatory and enforceable across all users, owners and operators of the bulk-power system in those jurisdictions. This SAR drafting team is charged with developing the scope for improving the current set of CIP standards.<br /><br />"NERC is playing an instrumental role in defining the way that the entire electric industry incorporates reliability standards for cybersecurity," said Singer. "I am extremely honored to join the efforts of such a committed and influential organization within our industry and look forward to addressing the ever-changing challenges of cybersecurity and reliability of critical infrastructure.&rdquo;<br /><br />As vice president of security services at Wurldtech, Singer leads the security services team focused on improving the overall reliability, efficiency and security of the systems and networks that operate industrial automation and critical infrastructure worldwide. Singer is also the founding chairman and now co-chairman of ISA SP-99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Standards Committee, a standards body focusing on the security issues of the control systems environment. </p><p>He is also a U.S. Technical Expert to multiple IEC standards bodies, a representative to the Idaho National Labs Recommended Practices Commission, a previous board member to the US Department of Homeland Defense&rsquo;s Process Control Systems Forum (PCSF) and is active globally as an industry advocate in industrial security and critical infrastructure protection.<br /></p>

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