Senior Grid Strategist
Andy Bochman is the Senior Grid Strategist for Idaho National Laboratory’s National and Homeland Security directorate. In this role, Mr. Bochman provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and resilience to N&HS leadership as well as senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders.
A frequent speaker, writer, trainer and standards developer, Mr. Bochman has provided analysis on electric grid and energy sector infrastructure security actions, standards, and gaps to the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Reliability Corporation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council, and state utility commissions. Teaming with DOE, NARUC, and other US and international partners, Andy has cyber-trained grid operators and regulators in half a dozen Eastern European countries and dozens of US states.
Andy has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on energy infrastructure cybersecurity issues and before FERC on the security readiness of smart grid cybersecurity standards.
His papers and articles include “Plotting a More Confident Course: Rethinking Oversight of the Electric Sector and Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” (The Heritage Foundation), “The National Security Case for Simplicity in Energy Infrastructure” (CSIS), “IoT, Automation, Autonomy and Megacities in 2025: A Dark Preview” (CSIS), “The Missing Chief Security Officer” (CXO) and “The End of Cybersecurity” (HBR), and “Supply Chain in the Software Era” (Atlantic Council).
A member of the global advisory board for the Control Systems Cyber Security Association International (CS2AI), Mr. Bochman is also on the advisory committee to the SANS security training institute and a cybersecurity subject matter expert listed with the U.S. State Department Speakers Bureau. Prior to joining INL, he was the Global Energy & Utilities Security Lead at IBM and a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group in Washington, DC.
Mr. Bochman received a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master of arts degree from the Harvard University Extension School.