Speaker:

Samara Moore

Exelon

Samara Moore is the Director of IT Cybersecurity Strategy and Governance at Exelon Corporation.  Exelon Corporation is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, participating in every stage of the energy business, from generation to competitive energy sales to transmission to delivery.  Samara partners with corporate security, IT and business leaders to shape and direct Exelon’s cybersecurity risk management efforts and align security measures with Exelon business and IT strategy. Samara is a recognized cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection expert who specializes in aligning business & technology to manage cyber risk and optimizing processes and tools to enable the business and protect information resources and sensitive data.
Samara brings more than 20 years of IT and Security experience to implementing and sustaining programs to effectively manage cyber risks.
A seasoned IT executive, cybersecurity practitioner and thought leader; she has created and led development on widely used tools and frameworks including:
• Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model
• NIST Cyber Security Framework
She is a former Director of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection on the White House National Security Council Staff. She also served as the Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at the Energy Department for 7 years.  Moore received a Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Tech in accounting and information systems, and a Master’s Degree from George Washington University in engineering management / systems engineering. Additionally, Samara enjoys sharing her expertise on boards and is passionate about mentoring professionals in the cybersecurity and STEM fields.