McKim & Creed hires new cybersecurity lead

McKim & Creed announced Dave Gunter has joined the firm as Senior OT SCADA Cybersecurity Practice Lead. Gunter is based in McKim & Creed’s Pittsburgh office.  

“Cybersecurity protection is necessary as we look to solve infrastructure challenges for our clients,” said Mike Stoup, vice president and manager of McKim & Creed’s Electrical/Controls Group. “McKim & Creed is investing in our cybersecurity efforts to serve our clients better.”

Gunter’s career in operations and cybersecurity spans more than 25 years. Most recently, he was senior manager within the Deloitte IoT cybersecurity practice where he focused on risk assessments and followed through with recommendations that enabled actions and tactics for operations to maintain cybersecurity controls.

“Joining McKim & Creed brings an opportunity to work with a best-in-class engineering, design and operations team that strengthens the cybersecurity resilience of infrastructures that all our communities rely on,” Gunter said. “Keeping our infrastructure secure ensures public safety and can ultimately save lives.”

The company said Gunter’s years of experience in industrial and process automation, SCADA engineering and design, and operations will provide for a pragmatic approach to cybersecurity based on the fundamentals of regulatory requirements, risk, security by design, and the ability to sustain cybersecurity systems/countermeasures over the life of a facility.

“Operations teams manage risk every day and cybersecurity is no different,” Gunter added. “As consultants, we must provide cybersecurity recommendations and solutions that are sustainable and rational for operations teams while meeting regulatory requirements.” 

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