Leonard Chamberlin

Leonard Chamberlin is a graduate of Tulane University with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 17 years of experience in large-scale digital network engineering, information technology, and industrial control system security.  During seven of those years, he was a consultant for Entergy in New Orleans, responsible for design, procurement, configuration, installation, monitoring, maintenance, training, documentation, change management, disaster recovery, and North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance of their IP-based substation communications.  Prior to his time at Entergy, Leonard’s consulting work focused primarily on telecommunications clients, including partnering to create his own consulting firm.

Most recently, Leonard completed five years of service as an Energy Industry Analyst focusing on cyber security for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  Leonard worked in the Office of Electric Reliability and in the Office of Energy Infrastructure Security.   Leonard was technical lead on audits (both observational and FERC-led), network architecture reviews, investigations, and NERC notice of penalties teams.  Leonard was team-lead for office involvement in the development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity framework, resulting from Executive Order 13636.  He also participated in the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel and Federal Smart Grid Task Force.

Leonard is currently a senior consultant with Archer Energy Solutions, using his unique experiences as both a regulator and as a cybersecurity professional in IT/OT environments to assist clients in improving their security postures and NERC CIP compliance programs.  Leonard also recently attained Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.

Leonard holds a level four proficiency in Japanese, which has helped ensure successful projects when working with Japanese clients and delegations in the past.  Leonard is continuing his Japanese studies and hopes to eventually put those skills to use to facilitate improved collaboration with the Japanese on mutual threat actors and vulnerabilities that our two countries face.

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