Dr. Jesse E. Smith is presently the Cyber Security Project Manager for the Utilities Service Alliance (USA). His primary mission is implementation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission cyber security requirements at Nuclear Power Plants. Prior to joining USA, he was a contractor with Westinghouse writing the operating procedures for the AP-1000 new generation reactors.
Dr. Smith has over 40 years experience in the Nuclear Industry. He has held Senior Reactor Operator Certifications at three Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR). Prior to his work in cyber security, he specialized in operations and accident mitigation in PWRs. The past fifteen years his time has been devoted nearly exclusively to Power Plant cyber security.
Dr. Smith is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He maintains a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.
His areas of interest include Power Plant and Transmission Grid cyber security and operations.