Steve Granda is a security researcher in the Secure Cyber Energy Systems Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At NREL, Granda performs research in both power and cyber systems, focusing on methodologies for detection, mitigation, and recovery of threats from cyber attack – ensuring grid resiliency.

Prior to NREL, Granda was a research programmer at the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a software and hardware developer creating various open source tools and utilities used in the development of a cyber test range for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Rapid Attack Detection, Isolation and Characterization Systems (RADICS) program.

Granda’s interests include the security of devices at the hardware level with secure firmware and the cyber security of networked systems.