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Grid Resilience and Security

Strengthening System Response to Prevent Widespread Outages from Security Threats with Robust Planning and Protocols

13-14 Jul 2016
Hyatt Regency Cambridge | Boston, MA, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Grid Resilience and Security

Strengthening plans and protocols to manage response in the aftermath of a cyber and/or physical attack on the grid is paramount in preventing potential widespread outages. Collaborate with top grid resilience and security experts to focus on best practices in security plan implementation and mitigation efforts to meet the needs of customers and regulators in the event of a physical or cyber security breach.

This premier marcus evans conference will discuss how to improve drills, leverage mutual response, enable strategic communication, and apply pertinent technologies to enhance security and resiliency efforts. Case studies and panel discussions with experienced peers will share lessons learned in the preparation for and the aftermath of cyber and physical attacks. The delegation will return home with a better understanding of the standards, systems, and processes used in the event of threats.


Key Topics

  • Address regulatory drivers, challenges, and cost implications when implementing your security plan
  • Identify external points of contact and develop relations to acquire resources and information for your response
  • Explore various technology solutions to enhance physical and cyber security
  • Heighten security measures via system advancements, physical security protocols, and the development of an insider threat board
  • Previous Attendees Include

    AEP, Alliant Energy, Ameren Illinois, ATCO Electric, Austin Energy, Baltimore Gas & Electric, Bangor Hydro Electric, BC Hydro, CenterPoint Energy, Central Maine Power- Iberdrola, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Colorado Springs Utilities, ComEd, Con Edison, Connecticut Light & Power, Consumers Energy, CPS Energy, Dominion, Duke Energy, El Paso Electric, Empire District Electric Co., Knoxville Utilities Board, Landis + Gyr, LGE & KU, Lincoln Electric Systems, National Grid, NSTAR Electric, NYSEG/RGE – Iberdrola, PECO Energy, Pepco Holdings Inc, PG&E, Portland General Electric, PPL Electric Utilities, Progress Energy, PSE&G, Public Service of New Hampshire, Riverside Public Utilities, TECO Energy, Xcel Energy

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    Practical Insights From

    Manny O'Bryant, MSBC, CBCP
    Director of Information Technology Disaster Recovery
    TECO Services

    Erfan Ibrahim, PhD
    Director, Cyber - Physical
    National Renewable Energy

    David Grubbs, P.E.
    Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
    City of Garland / Garland Power and Light

    Mohammed Alfayyoumi
    Director of System Operations Center
    Dominion Virginia Power

    Neil Holloran
    OSD Mission Assurance Programs Manager
    Naval Surface Warfare Center - Mission Assurance Division

    Glen Aichinger
    Manager of Electric Emergency Planning
    National Grid

    Robert Staton
    Control Center Manager
    Xcel Energy

    Dr. Edward M. Goldberg
    Manager, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Threat Assessment

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Very relevant information that can be utilized at various utilities.” -El Paso Electric
    • “The Utility Cyber Security Conference & workshop provided solid and relevant information that can be applied to any organizations requiring security & compliance procedures.” -SaskPower
    • “Nice collection of entities, vendors and other engaged parties for excellent networking.” -Black Hills Corp.
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Rachel Strug

    The NBC Tower, 9th Floor
    455 N Cityfront Plaza Drive
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Fax: 1-312-894-6304