Galen Rasche is a Technical Executive in the Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) Sector at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the program manager for the PDU Cyber Security and Privacy Program. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating the cyber security research across the PDU Sector, Generation Sector, and Nuclear Sector. He has extensive experience in the areas of cyber security, Smart Grid security and the penetration testing of embedded systems.
Prior to joining EPRI, Rasche led the Embedded and Application Security Group at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI). In this position, he was the project manager for multiple Advanced Metering Infrastructure penetration testing projects. Rasche was also the cyber security lead for the Center for the Commercialization of Electric Technology’s Department of Energy Demonstration Project, which focused on the deployment of synchrophasor technology, the Smart Meter Texas Portal, Distributed Generation, Home Area Networks, and Direct Load Control.
Rasche has also performed cyber security research for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and additionally managed cyber security projects for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and commercial clients. Topics of research included hardware hypervisors, cyber security tool modeling and integration, dynamic data flow analysis, and the use of public key infrastructure (PKI) and Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) in embedded systems.
Other areas of expertise include network-based data acquisition, Model-Integrated Computing, embedded systems design, and real-time operating systems.
Rasche earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.