Cybersecurity

View the full Customer + Corporate Symposium agenda here.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM
5 Habits of Highly Secure People
FREE BACON! Now that we have your attention, did you know that more than 90% of cyber attacks begin with Social Engineering and if successful allows an attacker to access to your network and exploit vulnerable systems? Come learn about choices you can make at work and home that will significantly reduce you and your organization risk to a cyber attack. You have more control over your cyber risk than you think!

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Building + Retaining a Cyber Foundation
Speakers: Martin Strasburger, Director, Cybersecurity, ‎Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Session speakers will explore issues pertaining to attracting and retaining high-quality cybersecurity professionals including: intern and training programs, partnering with colleges to develop relevant curriculums, job rotation to help foster flexible and engaged employees, cyber champions working to help promote awareness with colleagues.

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Data Security Does Matter!
Speaker: Dr. Erfan Ibrahim, Center Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
How are you addressing the critical data risks of IT/OT convergence? In the session Dr. Erfan Ibrahim will share an update on NREL’s research and their 9-layer cybersecurity architecture developed to secure distributed energy resources integrated to the grid.

Friday, March 9, 2018

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Modernization of Security: Balancing Innovation + Technology
There are a variety of new technologies coming on the market that allow for better business processes without causing too many business disruptions. Come to this session to learn about some of these technologies and how utilities can continue to balance security and performance.

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Keeping Supply Chain Safe
Speaker: Richard Jones, Vice President, Security Practice, BRIDGE Energy Group
With Upcoming NERC requirements, organizations should begin to look at ways to secure their supply chains. Topics include NERC CIP requirements, blockchain technologies, and tools and methods to protect the entire supply chain from supplier to end customer.