AICPA SOC Service Organizations - Certrec

Robotic Security: Insights and Practical Advice on Implementing Security Robots for the Energy Industry


Nearly 1,700 physical security incidents were reported to the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center in 2022, up 10.5% from 2021. The majority of reported incidents were categorized as gunfire, ballistic damage, intrusion or tampering and vandalism. Cameras can’t see everything and having a physical presence 24/7/365 at facilities such as substations, supply yards, peaker plants, battery storage facilities and remote hydro sites just to name a few may not be possible or economical. Other solutions such as cameras and IR detectors may be cost-prohibitive and don’t always cover all the desired areas of interest.

Asylon Robotics Vice President of Sales, Michael Lichko, will present and demonstrate their ground and air robotics perimeter security service as a cost-effective approach for organizations looking to improve perimeter security. Asylon’s DroneCore platform is built to power your security operations and manage advanced sensors, robotics, data, and mission sets. Combining aerial drones and ground security robot dogs enables both short and long-term operational success. 

Certrec’s Andrew Askinas will host the call and discuss Certrec’s role in enabling regulatory compliance and security through 35 years of company experience, deep subject matter expertise, and relevant technology.  

This webinar will absolutely be informative and thought-provoking, hopefully making you look at your security options in a whole new light.


Thursday, May 18, 2023 – 10:00 to 10:40 AM Central Time


Michael Lichko
Vice President of Sales - Asylon Robotics

Michael is Vice President of Sales and leads customer engagement and education efforts on Asylon’s DroneCore system globally. He brings an extensive knowledge of security robotics, advanced perimeter intrusion technologies and federal regulations to his role. Michael sits on multiple committees in the Security Industry Association, advocates for drone security initiatives with the DHS Cyber Infrastructure Security Agency and has educated federal law enforcement agencies on drone security applications in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

He is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at industry conferences and trade shows and consults with enterprise stakeholders on 21st century solutions for real world challenges like increasing crime, insider threats and the need for organizational modernization.

• Previous Partner and Technology Scout for Intelligent Drone Systems
• 10 Years of Enterprise Security Solutions for Anixter and WESCO
• Chair of Automation & Robotics, Association for Facilities Engineers
• Steering Committee Member, DRONERESPONDERS DFR Advocacy Group
• Speaker/panelist/contributor to ISC West 2018, GSX 2018, SIA Securing New Ground 2019, NCS4 2019, ISC West 2022

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Andrew Askinas
Account Executive, Digital Solutions - Certrec

Andrew has more than 30 years of technology sales experiences, with more than 15 of those engaged in providing consultative solutions to the energy and utilities markets around asset management and machine reliability. His recent work with Spot the quadruped dog from Boston Dynamics led him to seeking out Asylon Robotics as a partner for Certrec based on the increasing need for better and more cost-effective solutions for security for our nation’s critical infrastructure projects.

Andrew served for nine years on active duty in the US Navy, and his tours included a two- and half-year tour on a nuclear-powered attack submarine leading to qualification in submarine warfare, a lab research tour focused on stellar inertial missile guidance at Charles Stark Draper Labs as well as project management work for the activation of the Trident submarine support facility in Kings Bay Georgia. In addition to submarine qualifications Andrew is qualified as an Engineering Duty Officer and holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA.