Addition of Distinguished Cyber and Strategic Risk Leader Continues to Strengthen Cybersecurity Practice and Help Clients Navigate OT Security Threats

Washington, D.C. March 13, 2024 – (BUSINESS WIRE)–MorganFranklin Consulting, a leading finance, technology, and cybersecurity advisory and management firm that specializes in solving complex transformational challenges for its clients, today announced the addition of seasoned cybersecurity leader Aaron Crow to serve as Senior Director for Operational Technology (OT) Security in its cybersecurity practice, focusing on Utility, Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, and Transportation.

“We’re thrilled to have Aaron join the MorganFranklin team and harness his unique understanding of the challenges and complexities of securing critical infrastructure,” said Keith Hollender, a partner in MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice. “His expertise, leadership and commitment to the field position him as a valuable asset for our clients aiming to enhance their critical infrastructure cybersecurity measures.”

Aaron’s career spans more than two decades in which he has carved a niche as a cybersecurity expert within the power utility and OT sectors and has been dedicated to improving cybersecurity measures across critical infrastructure environments. Before joining MorganFranklin, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Industrial Defender where he significantly influenced the company’s product development and strategic direction to drive innovation and growth within the OT cybersecurity space. As a manager of OT for power generation at Luminant (Vistra), Aaron oversaw cybersecurity protocols across more than 40 power generation sites, including a vital nuclear power plant.

“I’m excited to help MorganFranklin further strengthen our client services and relationships,” said Aaron. “With accelerating and more sophisticated attacks facing the utility, manufacturing, food and beverage, and transportation sectors, it’s crucial that clients know MorganFranklin’s OT security team is prepared to help them navigate these complex challenges.”

Beyond his professional achievements, Aaron is committed to contributing to the broader cybersecurity community. He is the host of the “PrOTect IT All” podcast, where he has recorded over 50 episodes featuring discussions with some of the most recognized OT cybersecurity thought leaders. This platform has become an essential resource for sharing knowledge, trends, and insights.

In addition to his advisory position with Building Cyber Security, where he plays a crucial role in enhancing security measures within building management systems, Aaron is deeply involved with the ICS Village. The ICS Village is a notable non-profit organization, dedicated to raising awareness and providing education focused on Industrial Control System (ICS) equipment and cybersecurity. Through hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and speaking engagements, Aaron helps illuminate the complexities of ICS security, driving a deeper understanding and implementation of effective cybersecurity practices. This commitment reflects both his passion for safeguarding critical infrastructure and his broader mission to elevate cybersecurity resilience industry wide.

Aaron embarked on his educational journey with a focus on Electrical Engineering at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, before discovering his passion for the fast-evolving fields of computers, networking, and technology. Over the years, Aaron has achieved a wide array of certifications, reflecting his dedication to mastering various disciplines within the tech industry, including CISSP, MCSE, CCNA and CEH.

MorganFranklin’s cybersecurity practice provides end-to-end client services that include program strategy governance, risk and compliance; identity and access management; cybersecurity operations; incident response; business and technology resilience; risk intelligence; and a complete portfolio of managed security services.

About MorganFranklin Consulting

MorganFranklin Consulting is a management advisory firm that works with leading businesses to address critical finance, technology, cybersecurity and business objectives. The firm’s areas of expertise also include on-demand technical accounting, financial reporting, IPO readiness, M&A preparedness and integration, finance transformation, risk advisory, supply chain services, and the implementation of enterprise & cloud applications including NetSuite, SAP, Microsoft ERP, OneStream, and more. MorganFranklin is headquartered in the Washington D.C. area with regional offices in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The firm supports clients across the globe. For more information, visit

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