United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

William Gross

The Nuclear Energy Institute (“NEI”) is the organization responsible for establishing unified industry policy on matters affecting the nuclear energy industry, including the regulatory aspects of generic operational and technical issues. NEI’s members include all entities licensed to operate commercial nuclear power plants in the United States.

Bill Gross manages cyber security projects for the Nuclear Energy Institute. In his current role he engages industry and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the implementation cyber security requirements. Bill also engages with other agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding cyber security.

Bill graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Computer Science in 1999. He obtained a Computer Science Master’s Degree with a focus on information assurance from the James Madison University in 2005. Bill began supporting power reactor cyber security efforts in 2008 as a subject matter expert, and assumed the role of project manager for cyber security issues in 2010. Bill coordinates the NEI Cyber Security Task Force, the annual NEI Cyber Security Implementation Workshop, and acts as a co-chair on the DHS Nuclear Sector Cyber Security Subcouncil. Bill’s 15 years in information technology covered various roles, including: software engineering; software development; software quality assurance and testing; software and hardware configuration management; and host, network, and web application security.
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