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Utility Cyber Security Forum
July 21, 2020
According to recent analysis by KPMG, about half (49%) of power and utility CEOs surveyed say that becoming a victim of a cyber attack is now a case of ‘when’, and not ‘if’. Despite this, only half (51%) say that their organizations are well-prepared to deal with a cyber attack.
energy storage conferenceThe need to protect substations and distribution and transmission infrastructure from cyber attacks is of paramount importance to utilities, as grid SCADA and PLC grid control networks are inherently a weak link for cyber threats.
To help utilities meet this challenge, the Utility Cyber Security Forum on December 11, 2019 offers a focused venue in which utility executives can network one-on-one with colleagues facing similar issues. Presentations by leading White Hat hackers, vendors, utilities and technology thought leaders will provide invaluable insight and guidance into making the network secure from cyber threat.
Building off the success of the spring 2019 program, the roundtable format allows for a focused, problem-solving, off-the-record Forum in which utility peers and solution providers can share insights and lessons learned.
Topics to be addressed include:
Implementing digital security in a utility environment
Adapting cybersecurity to OT environments
Bridging the IT / OT divide
Protecting substations and distribution and transmission infrastructure from cyber attacks
Dealing with advanced persistent threats that exploit flaws in industrial control systems
Cyber security for operational technologies and smart systems
Ensuring grid SCADA and PLC grid control networks cyber security
What works, what doesn’t, and what to put in place
Next-gen technology advances for industrial control systems security
The state of silicon-based cybersecurity functionalities for utilities
Securing ‘brownfield’ devices
Best practices in reducing human sources of vulnerability
Managing cyber security challenges introduced by distributed energy resources