Shane McFly

Shane McFly


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Personal Profile

Shane McFly is a cybersecurity research scientist in NREL's Secure Cyber Energy Systems Group. He performs research in vulnerability analysis and mitigation to secure energy communication and control systems from cyberattacks. McFly works with the electric utility sector, the renewable energy generation sector, energy and security technology vendors and integrators, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies with missions critical to the nation's energy security interests. 

Research Interests


Network architecture

Testbed design

Professional Experience

Cybersecurity research scientist, NREL (2019–present)

Adjunct faculty, Colorado School of Mines (2019–present)

Research system administrator, Information Trust Institute at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (2017–2019)

Adjunct faculty, Parkland College (2019)

Cybersecurity and networks technology research engineer, Boeing Research and Technology (2016) 

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor, Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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