The Duke Energy Corporation, one of the largest utilities in the word, has hired Brian Harrell as Managing Director, Enterprise Protective Services. Harrell is widely seen as an industry expert on critical infrastructure protection, with a specific focus on power grid security.
He is the former Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs and Director of Operations for the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) while at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC).
He was recently recognised as one of Security Magazine's Most Influential People in Security and he currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at The George Washington University.
Duke Energy is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. and serves approximately 7.5 million retail electric customers in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company which provides energy services to approximately 24 million people.