Proven Compliance Solutions Inc. adds Jared Shakespeare to its NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance Staff

Proven Compliance Solutions Inc. (PCS), industry recognized for its excellence in North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Compliance Consulting Services, is pleased to announce the addition of Jared Shakespeare to its Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) team.  Jared holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, along with the professional credentials of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) and Masters Achievement in Business Resilience (MABR).

Jared has several years of experience working in the electric utility industry; most recently as the Director of Compliance at Peak Reliability where he managed compliance to the mandatory NERC standards for both Operations and CIP for four years.  Prior to his work with Peak, Jared worked for the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).  As an auditor for WECC, Jared was a member of the nationwide Cyber Security Auditor Group.  His duties included Lead Auditor on multiple WECC entity CIP Audits.  Jared also provided assistance in developing audit approaches and communication with registered entities and providing recommendations for improvements where needed.  He has been a steering committee member for the Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF) and has established many good relationships with regulatory authorities and registered entities.

 When asked about joining PCS, Jared stated, “I joined PCS because I want to help clients with their cyber security programs, and having seen both the work ethic and quality of deliverables produced, I couldn't think of a better team to join than PCS.”

 Ryan Carlson, PCS Vice President of Critical Infrastructure Protection Services, is extremely pleased with the addition of Jared to the company.  “Jared brings a tremendous amount of experience to PCS’ CIP Services practice as both a former WECC CIP Auditor and having implemented and managed the CIP compliance and security program for one of the largest Reliability Coordinator organizations in North America.  Jared is highly respected in the WECC region by both his peers and regional auditing staff and we are very excited to have Jared assist PCS clients with their security and NERC compliance objectives.

 PCS NERC Compliance Consulting Services has an unsurpassed track record in Regional Audit success.  Whether your need for support is in the area of Operations and Planning Standards or Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards for your Utility, Generation Facility, Solar Facility or Wind Facility, PCS provides the technical expertise and program management support you desire.  PCS delivers compliance interpretations based on extensive auditing experience, coupled with programs and processes that provide you confidence in the compliance status of your organization.

 For information on how PCS can support your organization’s NERC Reliability Standards compliance needs, please contact Dale Zahn at (262) 436-4116 or visit our website at


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