Simon Xue is Director for Information Security at Virginia State Corporation Commission. Matt Dale is Cybersecurity Programs Specialist at Virginia State Corporation Commission.
PUF was delighted at the opportunity to travel to Richmond virtually to visit the home of the Virginia State Corporation Commission. The Commission is a unique regulatory body with authority over utilities, insurance, state-chartered financial institutions, securities, retail franchising, railroads, and well, a long laundry list. No wonder the Commission employs over six-hundred Staff.
PUF's Lori Burkhart: Talk about your jobs at the Commission.
Simon Xue: My job is to lead and drive and effective information security program and to ensure the safety and integrity of our information security systems and data.
Matt Dale: I am the Public Utility Regulation Division's Cybersecurity Program Specialist. My role is that of a cyber security advisor to the Directors of PUR and ultimately the Commission.
On matters of public utility regulation, cybersecurity, and physical security specifically, I am used as a knowledge base to maintain oversight of utility cybersecurity. In PUR, we have several engineers that are not wholly dedicated to cyber and physical security. I support the division by serving as the cybersecurity specialist.