San Diego , CA (PressExposure) November 08, 2011 -- In response to growing demand from the energy sector for more efficient NERC/CIP programs and a single source security team that understands the energy market, Critical Assets, the world's leading provider of security and compliance services, announced today that Jeff Mills, the former chief energy security strategist for Coalfire Systems, has joined the company as Director, Energy Security Services.
"I've spent the last 4 years head down on critical infrastructure projects in Energy," said Mills. "From a regulatory perspective, the federal government is asking energy providers to comply with NERC/CIP, but they realize that it's not just about compliance. Securing the smart grid is the real challenge. We have the experience with operational technology to make the transition less painful for owner / operators."
Mills brings extensive experience in the information technology and information security industry to Critical Assets. He has held operational and executive positions at market leading companies, including Aegon, Pike, and Nortel.
"I am personally thrilled to bring Jeff to our team," said Critical Assets Chief Executive Officer Matt Harrigan. "His unique experience in energy, security, and compliance, combined with our proven assessment methodologies and existing practice areas will accelerate our innovation and growth. Our customers can expect to see exciting, new developments from Critical Assets in the near future."
Critical Assets security programs focus on industry-centric issues in energy, healthcare, retail, technology, and the public sector.