Join the Smart Grid Security Virtual Summit
Posted on 08 August 2012.
On Thursday, August 9, Smart Grid Observer will host a full-day Smart Grid Security Virtual Summit. The event brings together a range of top utility practitioners and security experts to discuss the very latest technology advances, lessons learned, and future strategies for securing the evolving electric grid.



Help Net Security readers can receive a 20% discount - just enter special code "INFSEC" when registering. Regular registration fee is $249.

Confirmed speakers Include:
  • William Lawrence, Chief Technologist, Energy & Cyber Security, Lockheed Martin
  • Ward P. Pyles, Senior Security Analyst, The Southern Company
  • William Souza, Manager - Security Integration, Reliability Services, PJM Interconnection
  • Patrick Miller, President and CEO, EnergySec
  • Alan Rivaldo, Cyber Security Analyst, Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • John Stewart, Specialist Engineer, Power Control Systems, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Bob Lockhart, Senior Research Analyst, Pike Research
  • Theodore A. Wood, Director, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
  • Larry Karisny, Director, ProjectSafety
  • Phil Smith, President and Chief Technology Officer, TLC Secure
  • Rajeev Bhargava, CEO and Founder, Decision-Zone
Topics to be addressed at the event include:
  • Detecting and mitigating Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)
  • Information integration across platforms to address security vulnerabilities
  • Achieving genuine security, versus mere compliance
  • Implementing security solutions across a diverse multi-state environment
  • Utility-presented case studies and key lessons learned to date
  • Latest updates: what regulators want to know from utilities regarding cyber security
  • Best practices for addressing critical vulnerability points in the organization
  • Future technology and market trends in smart grid cyber security
  • The current state of intrusion detection systems: addressing weak points
  • Security issues surrounding cloud computing, Big Data, and the smart grid
  • Securing the end-to-end smart grid ecosystem across systems and suppliers
  • Latest enabling technology applications and developments


Attendees at the 100% online Virtual Summit may access all sessions throughout the day, coming and going to fit their schedule, as well as view recorded sessions (audio + PowerPoint) for 3 months after the event. The online format makes it easy, convenient, and cost-effective to interact live with presenters without time away from the office.





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