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
Through a series of presentations, sessions, and panel discussions, this event will cover some of the major current concerns of the industry.
Benjamin (Ben) C. Waldrep
Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer
Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management and Insurance, Chief Risk Officer
Program Manager, Cyber Security
Electric Power Research Institute
Dennis P. Gilbert, Jr.
Director, Cyber and Information Security
GICSP, CISM, CISSP, CEH, Manager, Real-Time Systems Security Engineering
FERC – Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
David E. Bither
Senior Account Executive
PhD, Associate Dean of Technology, School of Business and Technology
National Cyber-Security Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College
PhD, Program Director
National Cyber-Security Institute (NCI) at Excelsior College
CPP, Distinguished Fellow
Protect Our Power
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:
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