Speakeasy with Joe Weiss: How Secure is the Smart Grid?
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 5:00pm-7:30pm PDT/ Streamed Panel Discussion 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT / 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT / 03:00 - 4:00 (Paris-Frankfurt)
Join us as we interview Joe Weiss, cybersecurity expert and author of:
Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats
Joe is an industry expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, with more than 35 years of experience in the energy industry. He has testified to various U.S. congressional committees, and is frequently cited in the media, regarding his expert opinions on cyber security risk and vulnerability assessments. We’ll be asking Joe for his solutions for averting major cyber-disruptions to the smart grid.
For information about Joe's ICS Cyber-Security Conference, October 22-25, 2012, in Norfolk, Virgina: www.ICScybersecurityconference.com
Joe Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Controls, LLC
Challenges to Smart Grid Cybersecurity
Are utilities adequately prepared to defend the grid against major cyber attacks?
What are the major cybersecurity challenges which need to be overcome?
How can utilities be incented to make the necessary investment in smart grid security and reliability?
Will public utilities commissions provide the authorization for the required investments?
Are current federal government policies and standards (e.g. NERC; FERC; NIST) sufficient for establishing smart grid security and reliability at the distribution level?
Achieving the Cybersecure Smart Grid
Case Study: what is being done to enhance cybersecurity for utilities in California?
What outage management systems are currently most effective?
What smart grid cybersecurity technologies are currently most effective?
What are the most promising major academic research, education, and collaborative efforts in cybersecurity for the smart grid?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current federal legislative efforts impacting smart grid cybersecurity (e.g. the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)?
The meeting will be hosted in Downtown San Francisco, CA.
Location details will be sent to you upon registering.
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