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Ahmed Mousa of PSE&G to Lead SEPA Cybersecurity Working Group

Continued industry commitment to proactive cybersecurity engagement

WASHINGTON, D.C.

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) announces that Ahmed Mousa, manager – utility of the future at PSE&G will serve as industry chair of the SEPA Cybersecurity Working Group.

“A 100% clean or renewable energy system is the destination and cybersecurity is the required toll to reach that destination in the safest and most efficient manner,” said Ahmed Mousa. “I’m honored to lead the SEPA Cybersecurity Working Group in our collective efforts to empower customers by securely digitalizing the grid.”

The SEPA Cybersecurity Working Group was previously chaired by Nelson Hastings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The working group has over 140 members, and has active efforts addressing the security of consumer EnergyIoT devices and the review of logical interface categories in NISTIR 7828r1. The group recently concluded a Cyber-Physical Resiliency Task Force.

“Ahmed blends practical utility experience with a forward looking perspective, and understands that data protection and secure systems are requisite if we’re going to move forward,” said Aaron Smallwood, vice president, industry solutions at SEPA. “By leading the SEPA Cybersecurity Working Group, Ahmed will continue to create and share valuable industry cybersecurity resources that prepare our industry to meet the security challenges of a clean and modern grid.”

Ahmed Mousa brings over 17 years of utility experience at PSE&G, Con Edison, First Energy and PEPCO. He currently serves as the technical leader for PSE&G’s Clean Energy Future, Energy Master Plan, and the Governor’s energy goals, including the 100% clean energy goal by 2050.

Media contact: Jordan Nachbar jnachbar@sepapower.org; 202-559-2034

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