Learn more about the project team by reading their biographies.
Project Manager, Cyber-Physical Security
Tami Reynolds is the Business Development Lead & Program Controller for Secure Cyber Energy Systems group at National Renewable Energy Lab. Tami provides technical leadership on the Distributed Energy Resources Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool. She works closely with industry partners on to develop a deep understanding of applying the Department of Energy (DOE) Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
Josh Van Natta
Development Analyst, Cybersecurity Applications
Josh is an applications analyst at NREL, focusing on building the next generation of cyber-physical applications. Josh's background in software development and computer science allows him to create tools that support cyber-physical research. He is the lead software developer for the Distributed Energy Resource Cybersecurity Framework (DERCF) tool.
Energy Security Researcher, Cybersecurity
Md has extensive experience working in the grid cybersecurity domain and risk assessment frameworks. In developing the DERCF tool, Md Touhiduzzaman supported technical and physical security research for DER cybersecurity and lead the effort to integrate the Risk Management Framework.
Research Engineer, Cybersecurity
Ryan is a research engineer at NREL in the Energy Security group. He has experience in application development as well as backend development. Within security he specializes in cryptography with a specific interest in public key infrastructure, and connecting energy systems to trust networks.
Dana-Marie Thomas is a Cybersecurity & Resilience Researcher in the Cybersecurity Evaluation and Application Group. She has a Ph.D. in public policy and administration and a master's degree in cybersecurity management and policy. Her background allows her to focus on policy standards to maintain cybersecurity infrastructure to support and align with governance, organizational cybersecurity initiatives, and regulatory compliance. She supports governance, technical and physical security research for distributed energy resource cybersecurity and efforts to integrate the Risk Management Framework, the Department of Energy (DOE) Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework.