Michael Allgeier is the Critical Infrastructure Security Director for The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Michael has spent 30 years in cyber and physical security with over a decade specifically in the electric/utility sector and served as a US Army Special Agent primarily focusing on cyber espionage investigations and operations. Michael holds a BA in Homeland Security from American Military University and is a graduate of the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy. He also has numerous technology and security certifications, military awards and decorations including for Valor and the Purple Heart Metal.