Public Utility Security and National Guard Support – Chris Elgee, Jim McPherson – PSW #650
Public utilities are under fire from malicious actors now, more than ever. At the same time, authorities for National Guard units are expanding, allowing greater levels of support. However, this only works when relationships already exist.
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Chris Elgee is a Core NetWars Tournament design lead and penetration tester. At Counter Hack, he creates Holiday Hack and NetWars challenges designed to be fun, engaging, and (gasp!) educational for players of all skill levels. Through his work with SANS and the Army National Guard, Chris shares his love of cybersecurity to educate, prepare, and inspire students and soldiers alike. Outside of work, Chris enjoys volunteering, playing bass at church, and spending time with his wife and four kids.
Jim is a cyber security expert with over 15 years in the security industry in both government and private sectors, his current efforts see him participating in the national effort to secure and defend critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Prior to his work in cyber security Jim served in the US Army with the 10th Mount Division for 10 ½ years as an Army Ranger and Sniper serving in 3 combat tours.