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2nd Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities

Date: 8th November 2017 - 9th November 2017 Location: Washington DC - USA

ACI’s 2nd Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities

With an increased number and breadth of cyber threats being launched against countries in general, and utilities in particular, a new and comprehensive approach to cyber security for utilities is more important than ever. The inherent potential for a ripple effect that it can produce easily translates into national defense concerns, thus prompting regulatory guidelines for the industry. It can also be a matter of significantly jeopardizing personal safety as well as economic growth.

Layered security architecture options, which are tailored to specific customers; consistent and continuous maintenance of defenses; and a broad engagement of diverse customer groups, have become an integral part of business development and growth. Cyber security technology often serves as an essential element in business upkeep, as well as a key instrument for customer outreach, engagement, and participation. Cyber security antics and innovative technology pervade business training efforts, and inform many of the internal and external threats, as well as their solutions.

Ensuring safe and reliable operation is the fundamental mission of a utility.  If controls or communications for grid assets fail, the equipment must continue to operate in a safe, reliable manner, even in non-ideal situations.

“There are risks and costs to a program of action—but they are far less than the long range cost of comfortable inaction.”

John F. Kennedy


8th November 2017
9th November 2017
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Sofia Zutautas – Content
312 780 0700
Angela Hamilton – Marketing
414 221 1700


Washington DC, United States + Google Map

Through a series of presentations, sessions, and panel discussions, this event will cover some of the major current concerns of the industry.

  • The evolution of cyber security for utilities and where you stand in the spectrum
  • Leveraging cyber security to achieve resiliency without compromise
  • Technological and strategic cyber security options for municipal utilities
  • Emerging threats in utility security
  • Protecting against utility worker imposters and energy theft
  • Early detection of threats to operational systems to enhance preparedness
  • Deploying a set of controls to mitigate cyber attacks
  • Configuration change management: challenges and solutions
  • Building a real-time incident response plan to eradicate malicious files, software, and other harmful threats
  • Analysis of whether to own security operations or to outsource to a third party
  • Practice and Training sessions to raise internal awareness to cyber threats
  • Protecting control systems from internal attacks
  • Monitoring weaknesses exposed by guidelines to identify the main vulnerability areas within the organization
  • Continued security and monitoring of OT (Operational Technology/Control system) networks
  • The value of physical and cyber security convergence
  • Recovery from breakdown
  • The lack of understanding and effective tools to address the number 1 threat — Advanced Persistent Threat (or APT)

Benjamin (Ben) C. Waldrep
Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Duke Energy

Keith Butler
Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management and Insurance, Chief Risk Officer
Duke Energy

Ralph King
Program Manager, Cyber Security
Electric Power Research Institute

Dennis P. Gilbert, Jr.
Director, Cyber and Information Security

Charles Salas
GICSP, CISM, CISSP, CEH, Manager, Real-Time Systems Security Engineering

Suedeen Kelly
Former Commissioner
FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

David E. Bither
Managing Director

John Collins
Senior Account Executive
FoxGuard Solutions

Michael Johnson
PhD, Associate Dean of Technology, School of Business and Technology
National Cyber-Security Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College

Amelia Estwick
PhD, Program Director
National Cyber-Security Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College

Brian Harrell
CPP, Distinguished Fellow
Ponemon Institute

Jim Cunningham
Executive Director
Protect Our Power

Jane LeClair
PhD, Founder and President
The Washington Center for Cyber Security Research and Development

This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with your peers from other utility companies: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers responsible for:

  • Cyber/Information Security
  • Compliance and Regulatory Matters
  • Physical/System Security
  • Data Management Centers
  • Planning, Governance, & Risk Management
  • IT, Information, and Network Security
  • SCADA/Grid Security and/or Protection
  • Utilities and power generators
  • Energy management service providers
  • Customer service, customer care and customer programs
  • Distribution companies

Key titles include:

  • Strategic planning and performance management professionals
  • Demand response leaders
  • Grid or market operators
  • Transmission system operators
  • Contact center management professionals
  • Usability professionals
  • System integrators and consultants
  • Energy efficiency and conservation coordinators
  • Systems, software, and IT vendors
  • Smart grid technology and software developers
  • Commercial and industrial end users
  • Regulators and public policy makers
  • Investors and financial community leaders
  • Emerging load technologies representatives
  • Corporate communication professionals
  • Manufacturing and vending of DSM products
  • Energy retail and/or wholesale procurement


Biometric Research Group

BiometricUpdate.com is the leading news property that publishes breaking news, analysis, and research about the $12 billion global biometrics market.

Website: www.biometricupdate.com

Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Leveraging the most sophisticated new energy data sets in the world, Bloomberg New Energy Finance synthesizes proprietary data into clear narratives that frame the financial, economic and policy implications of emerging energy technologies. Our team of experts, spread across six continents, provides independent analysis and insight by looking at specific sectors in depth, as well as cross-sector and cross-geography trends and implications. BNEF helps you navigate an evolving energy economy.

Website: about.bnef.com

enerG Magazine

enerG Magazine, now in its 11th year, delivers the big picture and bright future of alternative energy in North America—be part of that future now! Reaching more than 25,000 decision-makers in energy and related businesses, enerG covers all areas of alternative energy, including wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and biofuels.

Website: www.altenerg.com/subscribe/form/c2ysf/

Energy Central

Energy Central has been a leading news and information provider to the global power industry for over 20 years. Today we are now more than news – we are an online social network bringing together the smartest people in the power industry to share, connect, collaborate and learn.

Website: www.energycentral.com

Energy Insight

Energy Insight delivers news, information, and resources from around the world covering renewable energy including solar, wind, biofuel, geothermal, and hydrokinetic, as well as related technologies such as smart grids and grid security, energy storage, and alternative fuel vehicles. Resources include a listing of renewable energy conferences and expos, a business directory, and a job board.

Website: www.energyinsight.info/

Global Security Mag

Global Security Mag is a quarterly magazine & a daily online information in English & French at: www.globalsecuritymag.com & www.globalsecuritymag.fr and newsletters in French & English for CSO.

4th edition of the conference Global Security Mag Theory to Practice: Data Center in the Hart of the city 5 December 2017 – Espace Saint-Martin 75003 Paris. https://www.globalsecuritymag.fr/De-la-theorie-a-la-pratique/

On the 28 March 2018, we have organised the 10th annual GS DAYS, the francophone Security days a conference in French on Ethical Hacking. www.gsdays.fr

Telephone: +33 1 40 92 05 55
Email: marc.jacob@globalsecuritymag.com

GlobalRisk Community

The GlobalRisk Community is a thriving community of risk managers and associated service providers. Our purpose is to foster business, networking and educational explorations among members. Our goal is to be the worlds premier Risk forum and contribute to better understanding of complex world of risk.

Website: www.globalriskcommunity.com

Navigant Research

Navigant Research is a market research and consulting team that provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of these industry sectors.

Website: www.navigantresearch.com

Northwest Gas Association

The Northwest Gas Association’s mission is to advance the safe, dependable and responsible use of natural gas as a cornerstone of the region’s energy, environmental and economic foundation. Its efforts foster greater understanding and informed decision-making among industry participants, opinion leaders and governing officials in the Pacific Northwest on issues related to natural gas.

Website: www.nwga.org


OpenADR Alliance

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) is an open and standardized way for electricity providers and system operators to communicate DR signals with each other and with their customers using a common language over any existing IP-based communications network, such as the Internet. As the most comprehensive standard for Automated Demand Response, OpenADR has achieved widespread support throughout the industry.

The OpenADR Alliance was formed by industry stakeholders to foster the development, adoption and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) Smart Grid standard utilizing existing standards from OASIS, UCA and NAESB.

Website: www.openadr.org

Power Magazine – Access Intelligence

POWER is the one brand that addresses all generation technologies and fuels across North America and around the world, providing insight into this increasingly complex industry. Established in 1882, it is dedicated to providing its global audience with exclusive analysis of the latest trends, best practices, and power generation projects through several platforms, including print, digital, and in person. POWER equips generation professionals and those who support them with the resources they need to make informed decisions that power the future. Subscribe here.

Website: www.powermag.com


Security System News

Security Systems News (SSN) is the newspaper of record for the security industry. SSN provides business and technology news through a print publication and a strong e-Media portfolio. SSN is the only news centric publication serving the market and has become the trusted, reliable source of information.

Website: www.securitysystemsnews.com

Wi-SUN Alliance

The Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association made up of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grid and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from organisations, such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI. With over 150 members worldwide, membership of the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders and includes silicon vendors, product vendors, services providers, utilities, universities, enterprises and municipalities/local government organisations.

Website: www.wi-sun.org

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2nd Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities - Delegate Pass$2,395.00All presentations plus pre-conference workshops, networking receptions, food and drink, any potential supplementary event such as a tour, and the documentation pack.
2nd Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities - Delegate Pass - Pre-Registration$1,995.00
2nd Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities - Documentation Pack$615.00All conference proceedings including PowerPoint presentations, program agenda, detailed attendee list, sponsor/exhibitor literature and collateral materials, any other premiums or information distributed at conference.
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