Andy Bochman is the Senior Grid Strategist for Idaho National Laboratory’s National and Homeland Security directorate. In this role, Mr. Bochman provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and resilience to INL leadership as well as senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders.
A frequent speaker, writer, and trainer, Mr. Bochman has provided analysis on electric grid and energy sector infrastructure security actions, standards, and gaps to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Academy of Sciences, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), and state utility commissions.
Teaming with DOE, NARUC, and other US and international partners, Andy has cyber-trained grid operators and regulators in over a dozen Central, Eastern European, and Indo-Pacific countries and more than half of the US states. He is an infrastructure cybersecurity subject matter expert listed with the U.S. State Department Speakers Bureau and is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center.
Andy has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on energy infrastructure cybersecurity issues and before FERC on the security readiness of smart grid cybersecurity standards. He has also held recurring conversations on grid security matters with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and the National Security Council (NSC).
Along with INL colleague and co-writer Sarah Freeman, he recently published a book introducing and documenting a book on INL’s new approach for defending against top-tier cyber adversaries: Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-based Cyber-Informed Engineering. (Taylor & Francis, 2021)
He began his career as a communications officer in the US Air Force, and prior to joining INL he was the Global Energy & Utilities Security Lead at IBM and a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group in Washington, DC. Mr. Bochman received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master of arts degree from the Harvard University Extension School.