Full Name
Fowad Muneer
Job Title
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity of Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Speaker Bio
Fowad Muneer leads the Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) division at CESER, overseeing the research and development (R&D) of technologies, capabilities, and guidance for energy sector resilience. Muneer led cybersecurity preparedness and response programs and various R&D and commercialization efforts within DOE before this role. He has also served as a DOE representative to the National Security Council for several cybersecurity initiatives and committees.

Muneer has 20 years of experience leading strategic, technical, and policy aspects of enterprise and national security efforts. He has conducted numerous engagements for U.S. and multinational electricity, oil, and chemical critical infrastructure facilities. He has served as an information systems security officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Education. Before this, Muneer was a technology consultant in the information technology and telecom sectors and a technology risk manager at a Fortune 50 financial services company. For the latter, he led security assessment and improvement efforts for computer network operations and information security departments and managed enterprise operational risks.

Muneer is a contributing author of several security publications. He has been the lead DOE cybersecurity representative in numerous international cybersecurity engagements, including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Brazil, Panama, Israel, Japan, and the Group of Seven (G7), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Fowad Muneer