Archer Public Affairs (APA) Senior Director Richard Mroz recently spoke on cybersecurity challenges in the electric and public power sectors at the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Governors’ Advisors Energy Policy Institute. Speaking to energy officers and advisors to the Governors, Mr. Mroz discussed threats to the grid, protective measures, and best practices and policies in which to invest, particularly in public electric systems.

This annual event brings together governors’ energy policy staff to hear from experts and share energy policy solutions. Held this year from July 17-19 at the Intercontinental Saint Paul Riverfront in St. Paul, Minnesota, presentations focused on navigating a changing energy landscape.

Mr. Mroz specifically addressed cybersecurity regulatory and governmental oversight issues in the energy and utility sector. In highlighting research on best practices for cybersecurity measures, he provided his experiences in New Jersey in implementing cybersecurity and how he advanced best practices in the states when he was Chairman of the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee Chair. NGA members learned how states are encouraging the necessary investments and measures to protect the grid and especially how public power authorities can meet these challenges.

Mr. Mroz is APA’s Senior Director for Strategic & Regulatory Affairs and provides strategic business and regulatory affairs advice to clients, with a focus on the energy and utility industries. Mr. Mroz’s experiences with cybersecurity include his roles as Former President, NJBPU; Former Chairman, NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee; Former NARUC Representative, ESCC; Member, USDOE Electric Advisory Committee; and as Senior Advisor, Protect Our Power.

For more information on cybersecurity issues in the energy and utility industries, please contact Mr. Mroz at 609-310-4000 or