North Dakota University System (NDUS)
North Dakota, USA
Bill Souza currently performs independent oversight and governance functions for Duke Energy’s NERC compliance program. Bill’s contributions are in the areas of information protection, security perimeter and defense-in-depth, security controls, configuration management, vulnerability assessments, policy writing, and security control framework development.
Before devoting his work fulltime to Duke Energy, Bill served as the Security Integration Manager at PJM Interconnection. PJM is a Regional Transmission Organization, serving a population of 65 million, operator of a competitive wholesale electricity market, and covering an area reaching 13 states and the District of Columbia.
Bill is also an Adjunct Professor at Strayer University, teaching undergraduate programs in information security and audit principles. Bill is currently a Doctor of Science candidate in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University in Laurel, MD, and holds an MS in Information Assurance and a BS in Business Administration.
Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux is a researcher focusing on the intersection of emerging technology, national security, and ethics at the non-profit, non-partisan RAND Corporation. Prior to joining RAND, Dr. Boudreaux was a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues where he coordinated diplomatic efforts to promote cybersecurity and an open and interoperable Internet. Dr. Boudreaux received his Ph.D. in philosophy from UC Berkeley where he focused on ethical theory and political philosophy. He also holds an MS in international relations from Georgetown University and a BA from New York University.