Incorporating Cloud Solutions Into Your Enterprise Security Models

PRESENTED BY: John Cullinane, Chief Security Officer, WGL Holdings

SUMMARY:Utilities have had to deal with cyber security challenges for some time now. As Cloud continues to be adopted in the utility industry, utilities must adapt their new service providers to their existing cyber security plans. This session will discuss how to extend your internal plan to your Cloud providers.


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He has over twenty years of experience managing the delivery of technology solutions for utilities. As a Managing Director for Cloud for Utilities Mr. Cutter has established the Cloud for Utilities strategy in collaboration with Mr. Snead. Mr. Cutter brings a realistic view of the needs and concerns of this industry; especially as it relates to cloud technologies.

For AAC Utility Partners, of which he is a co-founder, he leads implementation strategy, planning and client team implementation support team. These services are delivered for On-premises and Cloud solutions exclusively to the utility industry.

In addition to his on-premise utility software experience, he also managed the first Cloud SaaS CIS model for the utility industry. This business model was a variable price model service based on consumption without license fees. The business focused on the emerging deregulated energy markets in the late 1990’s. In those early days, the model was referred to as Application Service Providers (ASP).

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John Cullinane is Chief Security Officer for WGL Holdings, a publicly traded energy company based in Washington D.C. John has over 25 years of experience in the utility business and has held a variety of leadership and senior technical positions during his tenure, including assignments as a senior architect and Division Head of Information Technology Services.

Early in his career, John spent 10 years in the Consumer Services department as a technical architect implementing and managing the company’s wireless mobile data network and automated meter reading system. During this time, he served as a member of Motorola’s Mobile Data Users Group executive committee and was a frequent presenter at national forums focused on designing and implementing wireless- based networks.

John is a current member of the American Gas Association (AGA) Cyber Security Task Force, Verizon’s Customer Advisory Board and a recent graduate of the Leadership Maryland Executive Program.