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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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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602


Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I St SW
Washington, D.C., DC 20024 United States

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

  • Leveraging cyber security to achieve resiliency without compromise
  • Technological and strategic cyber security options for municipal utilities
  • Early detection of threats to operational systems to enhance preparedness
  • Deploying a set of controls to mitigate cyber attacks
  • 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
  • Monitoring weaknesses exposed by guidelines to identify the main vulnerability areas within the organization
  • The value of physical and cyber security convergence
  • Recovery from breakdown

Mark Scott
Critical Infrastructure, Preparedness Coordinator
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

Ben 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

Blake Sobczak
Cyber Security Reporter
E & E News

Richard Ward
Director, National Security Policy
Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

Glen Chason
CISSP, Principal Technical Leader, Cyber Security, Cybersecurity Research Lab Manager
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

Brian Harrell
CPP, Distinguished Fellow
George Washington University
Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS)

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

Gil C. Quiniones
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York Power Authority

Steven Noess
Director of Standards Development
North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)

Caroline Trum
Deputy Director
North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB)

Jim Cunningham
Executive Director
Protect Our Power

Henry Bell

Amjad Ali
Director of Cybersecurity Program
Thomas Edison State University

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

Phil Beecher
Wi-SUN Alliance

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

Axiad IDS, Inc.

Axiad IDS is the leader in providing complete Trusted Identity solutions to organizations – taking a proactive and preventative approach to potential breaches and cyber-attacks. Axiad IDS helps companies across industries quickly, simply and cost-effectively implement complete Trusted Identity solutions. We believe companies should be able to freely access critical data without the fear of a breach or cyber-attack. Axiad IDS provides solutions to ensure the right people, access the right information, on the right devices – providing organizations with complete confidence that critical data is secure.

Core to Axiad IDS’ offering is the Axiad ID Cloud which allows organizations to implement strong, high assurance MFA solutions. Beyond designing, implementing and managing the solution, Axiad IDS also handles reporting necessary for an organization to show proof of compliance with security mandates and policies. By removing the complexity, Axiad ID Cloud enables organizations to conduct business without compromise through a future-proof secure solution.

The company’s approach starts with what customers need from a business and security perspective; Axiad IDS then builds solutions that address these needs. Customers get a single supplier providing a single solution without sacrificing security. We integrate advanced and non-intrusive technologies that simplify and ensure a better user experience.

Website: www.axiadids.com


We know energy from the ground up. Since 1983, we have been energy consultants. We have served more than 400 clients, including 20 of the top 20 energy utilities. We have performed more than 3,000 projects across every energy utility business unit and every function. We have helped our clients develop strategies, improve operations, reorganize companies, and implement initiatives. Our broad and deep energy utility expertise is not theoretical—it is experience based.

Website: www.scottmadden.com


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

Cybersecurity Magazine

We are the voice for the cybersecurity industry, a forum for those on the front lines of cyber-warfare, cybersecurity law and policy, and cybersecurity infrastructure to inform and instruct the industry and the public at large. We aim to raise the level of awareness surrounding cybersecurity, cybercrime, and the industries that have grown up around them.

We publish original content on a quarterly basis with an orientation towards providing solutions and solving problems, as well as exposing and explaining the most prevalent issues facing our cybersecurity community today. Our contributors include members of federal government cybersecurity agencies, divisions of the military, defense contractors, and private sector business owners, as well as academics in higher and primary education settings and some of the largest technology firms in the country.

Website: www.uscybersecurity.net

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/


GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping, Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities, surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more.

Web: www.geoconnexion.com

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: [email protected]

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

Protect Our Power

Protect Our Power is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) created to build consensus among key stakeholders and public policy influencers to launch a coordinated and adequately funded effort to make the nation’s electric grid more resistant to all threats. The national program must also ensure establishment of an enhanced power restoration and recovery component for all grid operations that would include communications protocols to protect and inform the American public.

Website: www.protectourpower.org
Twitter: @gridprotection


RealClearDefense (RCD) was created at the request of the Pentagon and Hill staff on the House Armed Services Committee. These groups felt that existing defense coverage was fragmented and there needed to be one place to go for information about military affairs, defense policy, national security, and foreign affairs. RCD does the best job in the industry of digesting the day’s news for military and defense professionals and enthusiasts. With its balanced mix of curated stories and original content, RCD is a force in the defense world, providing an open resource for anyone seeking a comprehensive understanding of the landscape.

Website: www.realcleardefense.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

Smart Grid Today

Smart Grid Today’s mission is to deliver timely, relevant coverage of emerging trends, applications and policies driving the modern utility industry — in a signature format our founders have developed over 40 years in the trade news business, featuring highly concise and easy-to-understand news copy based on trusted reporting, exclusive interviews, informed analysis and strategic insights that our subscribers rely on to succeed every business day.

SmartGridToday.com features a complete searchable archive with thousands of searchable articles and hundreds of downloadable PDF files, events calendar, discounts on selected items and more. Do not miss out on a single day of the deepest reporting on the smart grid you can find anywhere. Sign up for a 14-day, risk-free trial today.

Website: www.smartgridtoday.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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