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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


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 - Marketing Discount$1,695.00
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.


8th November 2017
9th November 2017
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Sofia Zutautas – Content
312 780 0700
Dane Gilman – Sponsorship
503 908 3969
Loretta Howard – 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)

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

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Navigant Research
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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


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

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