energy


ESC Winter Meeting Recap

The theme at last week’s Energy Security Council‘s (ESC) Winter 2016 Conference was dealing with crises.  From the recent resurgence of terrorism in the west, how to plan for and survive active shooter events, lessons-learned from a “Black Swan” event, to how to intelligently anticipate future risk events in the sea of metadata , the speakers provided a number of different perspectives and insights on preparing for and dealing with crisis situations when they arise.   Butchko’s […]

Charles Goslin ESC

Threats to the Grid: The Canary in the Coal Mine is Singing

The U.S. Electrical Grid has been basking in the warmth of false security for some time now, due in part to our geographic isolation from conflict zones in the Middle East and the former Soviet Union where critical infrastructure regularly comes under attack. Given very recent threat incidents abroad however, we believe our electrical grid may be in more peril than we realize, despite all the attention and funds applied in response to the 2013 […]


A Recap of the Energy Security Council Conference

On August 14, 2014, the Energy Security Council (ESC) hosted its one-day summer conference alongside San Antonio’s scenic Riverwalk and Butchko, Inc. was there to meet with old friends, make new ones, and take the pulse of the oil and gas industry’s security community. Two particular topics caught our interest at this conference. First, a nod from the FBI’s Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the San Antonio region, Christopher Combs, towards what we’ve been […]