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Select Criteria: Tracks = Cybersecurity and Incidence Response

Tuesday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 1
Utilities often take a compliance approach to security, viewing it as a “checkbox” to satisfy regulatory requirements. However, as the threat landscape evolves faster than regulations, protection, not compliance, must be the primary objective. In addition to the growing threat concern, security tools are not the end-all-be-all solution to mitigate... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Chris Kiergan
Senior Manager, Energy & Utilities Practice
West Monroe Partners LLC
Session Chair
Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
Session Co-Chair
Scott Sternfeld
Chief Technology Officer
Agile Inclusion, Inc.
Panelist
Andrew Dickson
VP IT ComEd & EU Digital Grid
Exelon
Panelist
Michael Kuberski
Director, IT, UComm (Utility Communications)
Exelon Business Services Company
Panelist
Ted Johnson
Director, IT, Real-time Systems, ComEd
Exelon Business Services Company
Tracks:
  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2
Traditional IT security policies do not provide for all the needs of OT infrastructure leaving groups of equipment minimally protected.  And even though much of this equipment is not subject to NERC CIP standards, they still have the potential for business impact on the utility and also have the potential... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Session Chair
Anthony Eshpeter
Chief Technology Officer
SUBNET Solutions Inc.
Session Co-Chair
Scott Rogers
Chief Technology Officer
Environmental Consultants
Tracks:
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
Presentations:
  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2A
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Michael Ridolfino
Engineer - Reliability Compliance
Central Hudson Gas & Electric
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2B
  • Wednesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Speaker+
Kirk Rosener
Sr. Project Manager
CPS Energy
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)
  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 2C
  • Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Speaker(s)
Co-Author
Anthony Natoli
Intelligent Grid Operations Lead
EY
Co-Author+
Casey McNulty
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young
Speaker
John Franklin
ADMS Lead
National Grid
Co-Author
Josh Sandler
NERC CIP Enterprise SME
Duke Energy
Handout(s)
  • Summit Presentations (20 minutes each)

Thursday, January 30, 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 3
Power restoration can be prioritized in a variety of ways, with requests and demands at times being in conflict with others depending on the “mission.” This panel will explore various power restoration approaches being investigated and piloted at utilities.  Some restoration alternatives to the typical utility model include: economic impact,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator+
Scott Sternfeld
Chief Technology Officer
Agile Inclusion, Inc.
Session Chair
Scott Rogers
Chief Technology Officer
Environmental Consultants
Session Co-Chair
Everardo Trujillo, CISSP, C|EH
Manager, Information Security Engineering & Operations
Sempra Energy Utilities
Panelist
Anthony Hurley
Managing Director, Utility Practice
Witt O'Briens, a SEACOR company
Panelist
James Morentz, Ph.D.
Executive Director
SABER
Panelist
Jonathan Monken
Sr. Dir., Electricity Infrastructure Policy
PJM Interconnection, LLC
Panelist
Sean Griffin
President
Disaster Intelligence, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

Thursday, January 30, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 213AB
  • Session Number:Cybersecurity and Incidence Response 4
The Department of Defense is the largest, single energy-consuming entity in the United States. Most of the electricity supplied to DoD installations still comes from local utilities. As these utilities deploy new communication and control networks (SCADA, AMI, DRMS, DERMS) to manage their grids, the risk of cyberattacks, or the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panel Moderator
Craig Miller
Senior Program Manager
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Session Chair
Francisco Sarmento
Lead Business and Technical Consultant
Duke Energy
Session Co-Chair
Ronald Chebra
Vice President, Grid Modernization
EnerNex, LLC
Panelist
Mark Hadley
Cybersecurity Researcher
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Panelist
Michael Kilcoyne
NAVFAC Cybersecurity TWH, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Panelist
Owen Green
Senior Systems Engineer
Spectrum Solutions Inc.
Panelist
Ryan Bradetich
V.P., Automation and Communications
Schweitzer Engineering
Tracks:
  • Summit Panel (1.5 hour session)

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