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Duncan protects the electrical grid from cybercrimes at NERC

September 24, 2020

Matt DuncanMatt Duncan ’09 MAIR is now director of intelligence for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Electricity (NERC) Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC).

The North American Reliability Corporation is a non-profit regulatory agency that identifies and prevents cybercrimes against the electrical grid. It manages, educates and certifies workers in the power industry to safeguard the grid for over 400 million people residing in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

As the new director of intelligence, Duncan will lead NERC’s design, planning and implementation of new strategies to protect the grid. He will also steer collaboration between university researchers, government entities and power companies to innovate for the betterment of NERC’s and E-ISAC’s security.

Duncan joined E-ISAC in 2018 as manager, leading the organization’s policy and coordination activities with industry and the U.S. and Canadian government agencies. Since earning his master’s in international relations from the Maxwell School, Duncan has served in leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Energy.


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