Lt. Col. Tommy Waller, USMC Ret.

  • President & CEO
  • Center for Security Policy, USA

Tommy Waller is the President and CEO of the nonprofit Center for Security Policy. Waller retired from the Marine Corps Reserves at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after serving more than two decades on both active duty and in the reserves with deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and the Caribbean. His last military assignment was as the Commander of the Marine Corps Reserve’s only Force Reconnaissance Company. While in the Corps, he graduated from the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and was cross assigned to serve as a key staff member of the U.S. Air Force’s Electromagnetic Defense Task Force (EDTF). During his decade of civilian service to the Center for Security Policy he has led the nationwide “Secure the Grid Coalition,” helping inspire policies to secure this most critical infrastructure at the federal, state, and local levels.  Waller holds a BA in International Relations from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA and was the first recipient of the Captain Robert M. Secher Scholarship to the Wharton School of Business where he completed an executive education course on high stakes negotiations.

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?