Lori Hayes

Lori Hayes


Personal Profile

Lori Hayes has over 20 years of combined experience in the secure design and implementation of industrial controls systems, including critical infrastructure sectors such as energy, aerospace, healthcare, water and wastewater, federal systems, and transportation. Hayes has worked with organizations such as North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Defense to understand and appropriately apply government and commercial security control frameworks. 

Research Interests

Cybersecurity and resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure

Appropriate security of industrial controls systems to safeguard safety and continuity in these systems

The impact of U.S. cybersecurity policy on the current threat level and vulnerabilities of the defense industrial base 

Professional Experience

Information Systems Security Officer, NREL (2021–present)

Cybersecurity and Compliance Specialist, Thornton Tomasetti (2018–2021)

Cybersecurity and Compliance Specialist, Link Technologies (2016–2018)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Oregon State University

Certificate, Certified Information Security Professional

Certificate, Industrial Controls Systems Cyber Security 301 , National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center

Certificate, Advanced Cybersecurity Training (including red team/blue team exercises) , United States Department of Homeland Security


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