Andrew Bochman

  • Senior Grid Strategist – Infrastructure Defender
  • Idaho National Laboratory, USA

Andy is the Senior Grid Strategist-Defender for Idaho National Laboratory’s National and Homeland Security directorate. In this role, Mr. Bochman provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and climate resilience to INL leadership as well as senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders.

A frequent speaker, writer, and trainer, Andy has testified before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on energy infrastructure cybersecurity issues and before FERC on the maturity of smart grid cybersecurity standards. He has had recurring conversations on grid security matters with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the National Security Council.

In 2021 he published a book introducing INL’s new approach for defending against top-tier cyber adversaries: Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-based Cyber-Informed Engineering. (Taylor & Francis). More recently he published a three-part series “A Heat Dome Hits Virginia,” which portrays the national and global impacts of a prolonged extreme heat event in the summer of 2025 that causes major data center outages in and around Ashburn VA, also known as Data Center Alley (Security Management, 2022).

He began his career as a communications officer in the US Air Force, and prior to joining INL he was the Global Energy & Utilities Security Lead at IBM and a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group in Washington, DC. Mr. Bochman received a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a M.A. from the Harvard University Extension School.

Sessions

  • Power & Energy (Grid Resiliency) Sector Symposium

    The energy sector has become the most critical of sectors. Without power, driven by oil, gas and renewable energies, all other CI stops. Recent cyber attacks on the energy sector, as well as natural hazards, from hurricanes in the Gulf to fires in California, gives much room for thought on how we best protect our most vital assets, including IT/OT and SCADA systems. How can we mitigate the impact of an attack or outage on the wider community and society, and build greater grid resilience?