Full Name
Dominick Birolin
Job Title
VP, Cybersecurity & Compliance
Company
Strive Consulting
Speaker Bio

Dominick has extensive information technology, audit, and compliance experience across a broad range of industries. Starting his career serving in the US Army from 1995 to 1999 with a military occupational specialty of microwave and satellite communications, he later served as AT&T North New Jersey Maintenance Manager where he prepared their network for Y2K. Dominick worked for Reuters (now Thompson Reuters) and rebuilt their stock market data feeds after the 9/11 attacks destroyed their major data hubs within the World Trade Center which was the major data hub for lower Manhattan.

His expansion into the power industry came in 2010 while working for an IPP in the Northeastern US. Where he built their NERC CIP compliance and cybersecurity programs. He most recently served as independent consultant, where he assisted clients with NERC CIP compliance and served as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) Environments. He's also held senior solution architect roles with Wurldtech (a GE Company) and North American Energy Alliance LLC (Essential Power, LLC) as well as technology SME roles with AT&T Managed Internet Services.

Dominick formerly was a member of the MRO NERC Standards Review Forum (NSRF) group and now serves as a member of the NERC Security Working Group. The Security Working Group (SWG) serves the Reliability and Security Technical Committee (RSTC) in providing a formal input process to enhance collaboration between the ERO and industry with an ongoing working group. The SWG also supports industry efforts to mitigate emergent risks by providing technical expertise and feedback to the ERO Enterprise Compliance Assurance group in developing and enhancing security compliance-related products, including guidelines, guidance, best practices, and lessons learned.

Dominick is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), and Fortinet Network Security Expert NSE4.

Dominick Birolin