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Technical Executive - Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), USA
Annabelle is a Technical Executive - Cyber Security, in the Power Delivery and Utilization Sector of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She leads and provides cyber security support to many of the projects within EPRI. Annabelle is the program lead for the National Electric Sector Cyber Security Organization Resources (NESCOR), a public private partnership. Annabelle's experience comprises over 35 years of technical experience in IT system design and implementation and over 20 years of cyber security specification development and testing. Over her career she has authored or co-authored many documents on cyber security, cryptography, and testing. She began her career in private industry concentrating on IT systems specification, software testing and quality assurance.
From 1996 to 2010, Annabelle was a Senior Cyber Security Strategist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She led the Smart Grid Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG) at NIST which published the NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7628, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security in September 2010. Annabelle was detailed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and was the Director of the Standards, Best Practices, and R&D Requirements Program and the Supply Chain Risk Management Program. Previously, Annabelle was the Director of the NIST Cryptographic Module Validation Program.
From 1984 to 1996, Annabelle was a Lead Engineer at the MITRE Corporation. She provided support to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division and was the task leader for the information security program.