Andy Bochman

Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Laboratory

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 (NERC), National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), 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 Central and Eastern European countries and more than half of the 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. He has also held recurring conversations on grid security matters with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and the National Security Council (NSC).

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).

Mr. Bochman is 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.

In 2019 and 2020 he is serving on the DHS critical infrastructure protection subcommittee established to help the city of Milwaukee upgrade its cyber defenses ahead of hosting the Democratic National Convention in July 2020.

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.