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Power Grid Resilience Summit

18 September, 2017 - 20 September, 2017, San Diego, CA, United States

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On a Mission to Create a Resilient Power System

JUST IN: The virus called Industroyer "Crash Override" targets computers that control electrical substation and circuit breakers. Our program is designed to empower utility leaders to develop solutions to urgent cyber and physical resiliency matters. U.S. President Trump signed an executive order to protect the nation from cyber threats, working with state and local governments to assess system gaps and impacts of prolonged power outages. The Power Grid Resilience summit builds on this mission from day one.

North America's power grid is vulnerable to critical attacks. Disruptions are costly and require a robust risk management system to prevent and react to physical and cyber security threats. The Fall 2017 Power Grid Resilience conference offers a reputable platform for leaders in security and disaster recovery to convene in San Diego to discuss practical solutions. Speakers represent new topic areas in cybersecurity, grid modernization and natural disaster recovery. As threats rapidly evolve, our solution providers are constantly innovating with cutting edge technologies such as shooter detection, drones and enhanced software services to accurately detect and deter concealed threats to the grid.

Join us as we focus on the aggressive push to modernize the grid, which includes methods on how to prepare for potential changes in CIP-14 regulations.

What are the Benefits of Attending?

  • Hear the latest policy and regulatory guidance for protecting your critical electric infrastructur
  • Benchmark your physical security for critical infrastructure and CIP 14-1 implementation
  • Get the latest updates on the electric industry threat landscape
  • Review next generation technologies and strategies from thought-leaders and researchers from government and industry
  • Apply the latest tools and methodologies to assess site vulnerabilities & security levels
  • Discover potential changes in Federal regulation

New topics this Fall:

  • Closed-door physical and cyber security think-tanks
  • Creating a secure architecture for industrial control systems
  • Distributed generation with sustainable micro-grids
  • Explore disruptive back-up battery generation systems to create sustainable power resiliency
  • Enhanced surveillance capabilities to detect concealed threats
  • Determine system vulnerabilities by using threat simulations
  • Preparation and restoration strategies in extreme weather events

"Utilities will need to get into the psychology of a hacker - limit their sphere of influence. Workshops are designed to create a robust readiness plan with tech, business processes and internal policy"

"Closed-door session was very informative and allowed for sharing of information and contacts. The murder mystery event was fantastic!"
Exelon Utilities

"Excellent opportunity to converse with others devoted to protecting our nationís power infrastructure"
Applied Research Associates


Venue to be confirmed
San Diego, CA

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Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.Pre-Summit Workshop Day - September 18, 2017

Main Summit Day One - September 19, 2017

Main Summit Day Two - September 20, 2017

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.

2017 Speakers

  • Chris Walcutt, Principal - Security, Risk & Resilience, Black & Veatech Holding Company
  • Erfan Ibrahim, Center Director, National Renewable Energy Lab
  • Dennis Snook, Emergency Preparedness Manager, Omaha Public Power District
  • Florizel Bautista, Senior Manager, Engineering, Southern California Edison
  • Shawn Doyle, Deputy Commander, Otis Air National Guard Base
  • Scott McBride, Division Director, Idaho National Lab
  • Yan-Hugues Boily, Physical Security Director, Hydro-Quebec
  • David Carroll, Security Manager, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Brandon Wales, Director, Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • James Cunningham, Executive Director, Protect Our Power
  • Darren Nielsen, Manager, Cyber & Physical Security Audits, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Dr. Joseph Baugh, Compliance Auditor, Cybersecurity, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Brian Harrell, Director of Security and Risk Management, Navigant, Ponemon Institute
  • Morgan King, Senior Compliance Auditor, Cyber Security, Western Electricity Coordinating Council
  • Gary L. King, Senior Compliance Auditor, Cyber Security
  • Sridip Mukhopadhyaya, Manager, Enterprise Risk, Exelon
  • Stewart Cedres, Senior Technical Lead and Strategist for Electric Grid Resilience, U.S. Department of Energy
  • James Madia, Emergency Operations Center Manager, Southern California Edison


Event details

IQPC North America
18 September, 2017
20 September, 2017
San Diego
Provided after registration
United States


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