Biography of Brian McKay
Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton
Brian McKay is a Lead Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 18 years of professional experience in information systems security, critical infrastructure protection, engineering project management, team leadership, and strategic planning experience. He has worked in a variety of environments, including the military, government, and the commercial sectors.
Brian started his career studying electrical engineering at Cornell University and then practiced nuclear engineering and undersea water space management as a US Naval Submarine Officer. He currently works with the with US Pacific Command (USPACOM) Innovation and Experimentation division, primarily with the development, integration and analysis of emerging systems that provide cyber situational awareness, enhanced search capabilities, and cyber event reporting for operations centers. His other work with Booz Allen centered on critical infrastructure protection and cyber security for USPACOM, DIA and the Naval Facilities new Smart Grid efforts. Brian also launched Xcel Energy’s critical infrastructure cyber security program and helped the company comply with the first sets of NERC CIP standards. During his time at Xcel, he also worked with the NERC CIP committee on the critical asset identification frameworks and with the NERC CIP Standards Drafting Team.
Brian also has previous experience implementing enterprise medical imaging solutions with Vital Images, performing reactor safety inspections with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and writing travel articles while backpacking around the world. Brian is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and earned Master’s degrees in electrical engineering and business administration. When not working with US Pacific Command Innovation and Experimentation division in Hawai’i, Brian devotes time to the Friends of Italy Society of Hawai’i as its current president, but he rather spend more time hiking, swimming and traveling with his wife and seven year old son.