Michael Meason is the Manager of Technical Services at Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. He has nine years of experience in the utility industry and ten years of experience in enterprise IT and cyber security in the financial services sector. His areas of influence include telecommunications engineering, network engineering/operations, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection. Michael earned a B.S. Computer Information Systems from Cameron University, and a M.S. Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University. Michael is a CISSP in good standing, a proud member of Infragard Oklahoma, and holds information assurance certificates from the Committee for Network Security Systems (CNSS), and the National Security Telecommunications and Information Systems Instruction (NSTISSI).