Andy Bochman is the Energy Security Lead for IBM's Security Systems. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring that IBM’s security software and services offerings are optimized to bring maximum value to energy sector clients.
Andy is committed to increasing energy sector cyber security awareness and preparedness within public and privately held electric utilities and the Federal, State and local organizations that regulate them. To that end, he is a frequent speaker, writer and adviser on topics at the intersection of grid modernization, privacy and cyber security. Andy has contributed to a number of industry and national security working groups on energy security and cyber security issues, including the DOE Electric Sector Cybersecurity Capabilities Maturity Model (ES-C2M2), DOE Risk Management Process (RMP), DHS/DoD Software Assurance Forum and working group, NIST Smart Grid Cyber Security Work Group (CSWG), and GridWise Interoperability and Cyber Security Working Group.
In addition, Andy is the founder and editor of the influential Smart Grid Security and DOD Energy blogs and also served as subject matter expert (SME) panelist on FERC’s 2011 technical conference on the first family of Smart Grid interoperability standards.
Prior to joining IBM, Andy was an Air Force communications and computer officer, technology analyst and veteran of several cyber security start-ups. His technology background includes ten years of experience in application and software security policy development, best practices and tools, applied in particular to DOD and Energy Sector threats and use cases.
Andy is a Graduate of the US Air Force Academy and the Harvard Extension School. Currently he lives in Boston.