Director of Cyber Operations for Norwich Applied Research Institutes (NUARI), Mr. Tom Muehleisen (Retired) Lieutenant Colonel. In his 3 decades of professional experience, in and out of uniform, he has worked at just about every level within IT and Military Operations: from systems analyst to chief information officer, from airborne ranger to battalion commander. His last role in uniform was as the cyber operations lead for the State of Washington. In this role, he co-wrote the state’s nation-leading cyber response plan. After military retirement, he continued his work, as a consultant, creating graduate curriculum for the University of Washington on cyber resilience and facilitating exercises for local business owners, large defense contractors and most recently, multiple organizations involved in a major telecommunications cyber security event (exercise only, not actual) involving state government and a large wireless provider. He is a published author with works on cyber security, the application of military science on cybersecurity and even a military science fiction book on near future military operations.
His role as the Director of Cyber Operations for NUARI allows him to continue this work, focusing on the Energy Sector, its Critical Functions and Community Lifelines. With Tom’s help, NUARI will expand use of the decide® platform from Finance into Energy and beyond.