Team Lead, Information Security at Independent Electricity System Operator
Ben Blakely is a leader in cyber security within the Canadian electricity sector. With 15 years in the cyber security space, he works at one of Canada’s largest system operators, the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator. He is the Enterprise Security Architect responsible for strategic security planning of the organizations Business, Information, Technical and Solution architectures. In addition, Ben leads the Information Security function, which comprises of all security Governance, Compliance, Operations, Threat Intelligence and Incident Response.
Ben is also the Chair of the Canadian Electricity Association Security and Infrastructure Protection committee. As part of his duties, he leads nation-wide initiatives that focus on enhancing the security and resilience of the electricity industry.