Galen Rasche is a Senior Program Manager in the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), managing the Cyber Security Program P183. This program performs collaborative, applied research to improve the security and resilience of transmission, distribution, and grid-edge systems. In this position, Galen engages with cyber security teams and executives from electric power utilities around the world to develop cyber security technologies, standards, and business processes to address the emerging threats to the electric sector. He has 15 years of experience performing research in various aspects of cyber security and OT security.
Prior to joining EPRI, Galen led the Embedded and Application Security Group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In this position, he was the project manager for several Smart Grid security projects and also performed cyber security research for government research laboratories and commercial clients.
Galen earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.