Garland McCoy is a Senior Principle at Global Cyber Risk LLC, and, most recently, has been serving as a consultant to the i2Coalition trade association. He is also founder of the Technology Education Institute (TEI) and has over 30 years experience in technology, communications, Internet and electricity network/grid architecture, cyber-physical security, and policy.
Mr. McCoy is currently an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University teaching Information Policy and Decision Making. Most recently, he was lead coordinator on a major proposal to the Department of Energy’s Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems partnering with Robert Kahn, Corporation for National Research Initiatives, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, VMware, Syracuse University, Department of Defense, and LEO Cybersecurity. Last fall, Mr. McCoy presented his paper on cybersecurity in networked Industrial Control Systems (ICS) at the Department of Homeland Security ICS-Joint Working Group conference in Pittsburg.
Mr. McCoy is a member of the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy and participant in the Department of State’s Digital Economy Officers Training Program. In addition to running TEI, Mr. McCoy’s past and present clients include Edison Electric Institute, Cisco, Visa, Verizon, Inveneo, FirstEnergy, The Walt Disney Company, ASTRA and Imcon International.
Mr. McCoy has hosted workshops over the past decade at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum. He has participated in Federal Communications Commission rulemaking proceedings and hosted technology education tours for policy makers, government agency staff, and embassy officials to data centers, Network Operations Centers and Global Peering centers to help them understand the complexity of issues surrounding the Internet.
Mr. McCoy has published and spoken extensively on technology and policy issues having spent his career addressing complex policy and security problems and providing domestic and global policy makers, regulators, and staff with the background knowledge necessary for them to assess policy, security, and regulatory options in the Internet governance, communications, cybersecurity and electricity space.