Michael Cole

Turlock Irrigation District

Michael Cole is a Control System Cybersecurity Analyst for the Turlock Irrigation District, where he provides expertise on NERC CIP Standards and Program design.  Turlock Irrigation District is a Central California public utility that provides water for irrigation and power to customers in its service area.  Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).  Michael has focused on building a NERC CIP Documentation Architecture that is based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF) and Electric Subsector Cybersecurity Maturity Model (ES-C2M2). The architecture uses the ES-C2M2 cybersecurity domains as an abstraction for Turlock Irrigation District’s NERC CIP Program.