AlertEnterprise Inc. has announced that Brian Harrell is joining its senior executive team as Vice President of Security. Formerly the Director of Security and Risk Management at Navigant Consulting, Mr. Harrell is a widely acknowledged expert on strengthening the security and resiliency of critical systems and enabling infrastructure owners to rapidly identify and understand emerging threats.
Protecting electric grid from cyberattack
Prior to Navigant, Mr. Harrell was the Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and led the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) where he was charged with helping protect North America's electric grid from physical and cyber-attack. Mr. Harrell’s career spans experience with the US Marine Corps, US Department of Homeland Security, and multiple private sector agencies focused on protecting the United States from security threats.
Jasvir Gill, Founder and CEO of AlertEnterprise states that, “Brian brings significant infrastructure protection expertise and leadership to our company and we’re excited to have him join our executive team.” He adds that, “Brian is a widely respected voice in the industry. His addition to the team ensures we will continue to offer cutting-edge technology and advisory services to our valued clients”.
Implementing sophisticated solutions
Harrell notes that “protection of critical infrastructure and key resources is vital to our national security, economic vitality, and way of life.” He adds that “recent high-profile cyber and physical access attacks throughout the world underscore the urgency to implement sophisticated solutions. I am enthusiastic to join a technology company that has truly innovative solutions and approach to help the private and public sectors protect their data, systems, and infrastructure.”