Anna Ballance

  • Senior Advisor, Industry Policy Coordination
  • Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC)

Anna Ballance is the Senior Advisor for Industry Policy Coordination on the E-ISAC Strategy, Policy, and Programs team where she manages several strategic initiatives, including international and cross sector activities, as well as supporting ISAC-Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council activities. A woman of many hats, she also advises and supports the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s GridEx and GridSecCon programs. Mrs. Ballance strives to keep the member experience and values in strategic focus in all E-ISAC initiatives, accounting for the varied vantage points, operational challenges, policy landscapes and threats facing our diversity of utility models across North America – factors that feature crucial in incident response and resilience efforts.

Prior to joining the E-ISAC in 2020, Anna served the electricity asset owners and operators community through support to Edison Electric Institute’s Security Committee, Security, Technology Policy Executive Advisory Committee, and the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council.

Anna Ballance brings her professional experience from several sectors, having studied and worked overseas in public policy, waste management, and education. She holds degrees in Peace, War, and Defense, Political Science, and Welfare Policy and Management the the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and from Lund University and currently is pursuing independent studies through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

Sessions

  • CI Interdependencies and Cascading Effects in Community Situational Awareness

    It is the interoperability between independent critical national infrastructures that is the catalyst for multiple failures in the so called cascade effect. As more infrastructure becomes increasingly interdependent, how do we identify the weaknesses to enhance resilience across industries to prevent and/or mitigate the effects of a natural disaster or man-made attack? How should the CI community build situational awareness to mitigate the cascading effect across infrastructures.