As an integral part of ReliabilityFirst’s (RF) continued
dedication to security, the organization is pleased to welcome Marcus Noel as
the new Chief Security Officer (CSO). In this role, he is responsible for establishing
and maintaining the organization’s cybersecurity and physical security
management program to ensure that information and physical assets are
adequately protected. Additionally, he will manage the critical task of
elevating industry relationships to understand, address and communicate emerging
threats and security trends.
Previously, Noel spent 10 years at FirstEnergy Corp. where
he worked on the Cybersecurity Governance Team, the Security Operations Center,
Security Technologies, and ultimately served as Manager of the Cybersecurity
Organization. Prior to FirstEnergy, he worked in cybersecurity at PNC Bank and
Cuyahoga Community College.
“We are thrilled for Marcus to join the RF team,” said
president & CEO, Tim Gallagher. “The CSO role is more important now than
ever due to the rapidly and constantly evolving threat landscape in the
electric utility sector. I’m confident his leadership in strategic and tactical
matters will allow us to successfully maintain and improve our security posture
Noel is a graduate of Bryant & Stratton College with an
associate degree in Accounting, Baldwin-Wallace University with a bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration, and Cleveland State University with a master’s
in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate in Law. He has held the
Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification since 2009.
He will succeed current CSO, Larry Bugh, who will retire at
the end of this year.