Bill Fehrman is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, co-chair
of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, and chair of the
The major topics Dale and Bill discuss include:
The US Government / Electric Sector information sharing program
around detection information and threat intel. Have they stopped or
reduced the impact of attacks? What are the metrics they are using
to determine if these resources are worth it?
How is the industry and BHE positioned to recovery from a major
outage due to a cyber attack? The mutual assistance agreements in
the electric sector … the transformer and critical sparing
programs. BHE has drills that take away technology and see if they
can still deliver power.
Who will pay for all this cyber risk reduction? Will there be
rate increases due to these efforts? Does customer demand for
climate change actions or security actions drive investment? Be
required for investment? What does he think of the FERC incentives
to get utilities to invest in security?
Is the single point person representing the electric sector,
now Bill, by design and a good idea?
About the Podcast
Dale Peterson interviews guests who are pushing and prodding the ICS community to improve cyber security, as well as those in related fields with innovative ideas the ICS community should consider. Dale began his career as a NSA Cryptanalyst, has been securing ICS for over 20 years. He is the founder and program chair of the S4 Conference.