Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities Conference

  • February 13-14, 2019
  • Denver, CO, United States

With the value of damages caused by cyber-attacks growing rapidly every year, adopting a new and comprehensive approach to cyber security for utilities is more important than ever. Among essential facilities that feel this pressure, few feel it more than our utilities. Cyber incidents have the potential to bring regional economic growth to a grinding halt, especially when they target the lifeblood of our modern civilizations. With threats becoming more sophisticated and gaining better resources, security professionals must continue to adapt and develop their methods of defense and response to ensure the uninterrupted production of our power.

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Key Topics

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
  • Building a real-time incident response plan to eradicate malicious files, software, and other harmful threats
  • Deploying a set of controls to mitigate cyber attacks
  • 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


Who Should Attend?

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
  • Planning, Governance, & Risk Management
  • Physical/System Security
  • IT, Information, and Network Security
  • Utilities and power generators
  • SCADA/Grid Security and/or Protection
  • Distribution companies
  • Energy management service providers
  • Data Management Centers
  • Customer service, customer care and customer programs

An Exclusive Tour of Tri-State Generation & Transmission - February 12, 2019

Westminster, Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a not-for-profit, cooperative wholesale power supplier to 43 member electric distribution cooperatives and public power districts that collectively serve more than one million consumers across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. The association's more than 1,500 employees focus on delivering members reliable and affordable power and a wide range of services. Created by its members in 1952, today Tri-State delivers electricity generated from coal, natural gas and renewable energy across a 5,562-mile high-voltage transmission system.

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  • Todd Ponto, Chief Technology Officer, AESI
  • Dave Trask, Information & Control Systems Principal Engineer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
  • Ryan Spelman, Senior Director of Business Development, Center for Internet Security
  • Kaitlin Brennan, Manager of Cyber & Infrastructure Security, Edison Electric Institute
  • Ralph King, Cyber Security Program Manager, Electric Power Research Institute
  • Charles Salas, Manager of Industrial Cyber Security, Exelon
  • Simon Slobodnik, IT Specialist, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
  • Andrew Bochman, Senior Cyber & Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Glen Chason, Senior Consultant of Industrial Control Systems, Mandiant
  • Jim Cunningham, Executive Director, Protect Our Power
  • Brian Gatus, Principal Manager of Indirect Procurement, Southern California Edison
  • Reid Fudge, CISO/Enterprise Risk Management, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 8, 2019