Michael Sanchez, President (CISA) has more than 29 years of experience has held senior IT and compliance leadership positions in the energy, oil & gas, healthcare, and transportation industries. In prior positions, he served as head of Commercial Cybersecurity and Compliance for a large global management consulting firm, has managed IT and OT for a $12-billion energy corporation, and assisted in the IT rebuild and redesign for a power company that generated 12,000 megawatts of electricity. Michael has experience across a wide variety of regulatory areas including NERC, NERC CIP, FERC, SOX, HIPAA and FERPA. He has served 12 years as a board member for InfraGard Houston, a private non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership between U.S. businesses and the FBI facilitating the sharing of information related to domestic physical and cyber threats.
Sid Shaffer, Vice President (MBA, CISA) leads our technology and service delivery areas. He has more than 19 years of experience in information systems management, cybersecurity, systems auditing, and compliance across many industries. Sid is an expert in the application of internal controls in risk reduction and has extensive experience with developing and assessing cybersecurity and compliance programs, including significant compliance experience with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements. He has managed and participated in multiple cybersecurity exercises and vulnerability assessments, assisted management in the remediation of security and control concerns, advised clients on methods of reducing cybersecurity risks, and facilitated sessions to improve key business processes and the related controls. Sid is experienced in leading teams throughout the entire cybersecurity lifecycle from initial analysis through testing and remediation.