Richard Brown is a Senior Cyber Security Lead in the Applied Physics Branch at CNL. He is part of a team that leverages a hardware-in-the-loop mock-up of a Nuclear Power Plant to conduct research designed to advance the cyber security of operational technology (OT). Research outcomes help to inform regulations and improve the practical application of OT cyber security in Nuclear and other critical infrastructure.
Richard’s current cyber security work addresses compliance and maturity assessments, supply chain methodologies, roles-based training, incident response exercises (tabletop, functional and blended physical/cyber), and maturity of cyber security practices and metrics. Richard shares his expertise with numerous industry groups (CSA, EPRI, COG) that are addressing the challenges of digitalization, cyber threat resilience, and performance metrics.