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.
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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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.
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.
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.