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7th Power Grid Resilience 2018 Agenda

To learn more about the topics being covered at the event, please fill out the form below to have access to the full brochure. To receive a copy via email, message me at gabbie.dixon@iqpc.com

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The DOE on the Longest Road to U.S. Infrastructure Security

You could almost make the argument that Bill Bryan has built his entire career as a microcosm of his plan for the U.S.’ electric infrastructure. In this exclusive interview with former Power Grid Resilience Chairperson William “Bill” Bryan, Former Deputy As ...

Navigating the Power Grid Threat Landscape

While nuclear, chemical and biological threats make for headline news, they are not among the greatest hazards faced by utility companies. They're focused on incidents that are more highly likely to occur instead - those caused by natural disasters or inclement weather. Consequences vary greatly, ...

Former Chairman of FERC Discusses Power Grid Security

Addressing the vulnerability of the power grid before terrorists do has become a hot topic – every day in the press, in whitepapers, in utilities ...

Protecting Your Assets from Natural and Physical Attacks

In this interview, former Power Grid Resilience speaker Richard Wernsing, Manager of Asset Strategy and Electric at Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G), discusses how to conduct systemic and local analysis to evaluate equipment critically, how to protect key assets, and how to s ...

Past Attendee Snapshot

Take a look at the energy, security, resiliency and advanced technology experts who attended the last iteration of the Power Grid Resilience summit. Will you be there this year?

Ensuring Compliance vs. Building Resilience

Before a previous iteration of Power Grid Resilience, we sat down with Christopher Peters, Vice President, NERC/Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance at Entergy to discuss the implication of the CIP-014, ...

Justify Your Trip Letter

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Coordinating a Corporate Response Plan

CenterPoint Energy can be lauded for many things; chief among them for its Corporate Response Plan. Robert Martinez, the Manager of Risk Control & Business Continuity at CenterPoint, details how their Emergency Operating Procedure allows them to go abov ...

CIP Market Forecast 2014-2024

The safety and security of national critical infrastructure is currently of paramount concern for many nation states, as operators and organisations scramble to both secure their existing assets from a new range of threats, while at the same time invest in new developments which can boost economi ...

Power Grid Resilience Registration Form

Join us this March at the Power Grid Resilience Summit in Chicago. Download and submit your registration form or send it to: enquiryiqpc@iqpc.com

Utilities Infrastructure Security Market Forecast 2014-2024

The security of utilities infrastructure has always been important for governments and operating authorities alike, particularly after the events of the early 21st century. Yet now more than ever, there is renewed emphasis for protection as a result of the way in which cyber security issues have ...

Mitigating Risk with Research and Development

In this presentation from last year's Power Grid Resilience Summit, Rob Manning, Vice President, Transmission at EPRI, touches on understanding probability and consequence, high impact low frequency (HILF) events, cyber security, and more, in terms of the future of electricity.

Black Sky Hazards and Best Practices for Grid Resilience

Chris Beck, Vice President for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, EIS Council, provides examples of specific Black Sky Hazards, as well as their potential consequences and ways to combat them in this presentation from the last iteration of the Power Grid Resilience Summit.

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

In this presentation from 2016's Power Grid Resilience Summit, Mark Weatherford, Principal, The Chertoff Group, talks about the current threats to cyber-security, including foreign countries, espionage and hacktivist actors, and inside threats, as well as different ways to stop them.

Challenges for Tomorrow's Electrical Power Grid

As the United States economy and society have become more reliant on the uninterrupted flow of electricity, the power grid upon which it depends for that supply has experienced deteriorating reliability. The grid loses power 285 percent more often today than in 1984. These power losses impose tens o ...

Past Presentation Packet

In this Past Presentation Packet, Rob Manning from EPRI, Chris Beck from EIS Council, and Mark Weatherford from The Chertoff Group discuss some of the key topics from last year's Power Grid Resilience Summit, including strategies to mitigate risk with research and development, the best practices for ...

Connecting Microgrids With Public-Private Partnerships

Moving forward with plans to address the modernization needs of the nation’s electric grid is a vast undertaking, estimated to require some $2 trillion of investment over the next two decades. Providing the electricity that has become so essential to all aspects of American business, governmental an ...

WESCO Utility Case Study

WESCO Technical Teams are a key value-add for WESCO customers that include product category and industry specific experts. See how in the real world, our experts find the problem, build a solution, and secure the result.

Cybersecurity and the Impact on Operational Technologies

This in-depth report will guide you through an overview of cybersecurity and operational technology as well as a multitude of statistics revolving around different types of attacks. Also inside, is a case study from Anixter regarding a nuclear power plant operator upgrading their security perimet ...

Attendee GRID MAP

Take a look at our Attendee GRID MAP and see where our attendees are coming from and who you can expect to meet at this year. Showcase your product and services and position yourself as an event p ...

Energy Resiliency Approaches for DoD Installations

Scott Van Broekhoven, Group Leader - Energy Systems at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, discusses resiliency solutions and methods, critical loads on DoD installations, analysis methodology, potential for ancillary services benefits, recommendations and much more!

Utilizing Advanced Resiliency Planning

From building huge walls around a substation to prevent effective line of sight to disguising the substation to resemble something else entirety, there are no shortage of methods to create an effective concealment plan. Malcolm Van Harte, Power System Resilience Manager at Eskom South Africa, discus ...

California Aims to Incentivize Utilities to Adopt Third-Parties

The California Public Utilities Commission has recognized that utilities are hesitant to pursue third-party energy sources because they are riskier and are negatively impacted by doing so. In December 2016, the CPUC approved a pilot program to incentivize utilities to incorporate cost-effective dist ...

Attendee Investment Report

Take a look at what our attendees had to say about their investment priorities are in the infrastructure resilience area and more! If you prefer to receive a copy of this email

Danger! Virus Discovered That Targets America's Electrical Grid

Two security firms, ESET and Dragos, released reports about the discovery of a virus that aims to damage equipment on any nation’s electric grid. The virus is called Industroyer, also known as “Crash Override,” and targets computers that control electrical substations and circuit breakers.

Electricity Delivery Is An Open Target For Cyber Threats

The electric grid often utilizes industrial control systems to automate generation, transmission and distribution. As utilities adopt digital technologies to keep up with electricity demand and consumption, cyber attack vulnerabilities increase and new entry points emerge.

Balancing Smart Grid Data and Consumer Privacy

The grid must encourage innovation and make electricity usage available to customers and businesses all while respecting consumers’ personal privacy and security. States that have implemented such policies include California, Texas, Illinois and Vermont. These actions will be analyzed and compared t ...

National Renewable Energy Lab’s: Best practices for protecting industrial control systems

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim is the Center Director for Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience R&D at the National Renewable Energy Lab.Erfan discusses;  The industry best practices for creating a secure architecture for industri ...

Cyber Threat Data Sharing Needs Refinement

Technologies are being interconnected and integrated onto the nation’s electric grid to decrease weaknesses. However, these physical and computerized elements multiply the number of access points for cyber risks, making protection of the grid challenging. If done correctly, sharing cyber threat info ...

RCADS Security Appliance is a Game Changer

The Security Oracle Inc.’s Artificial Intelligence Security Appliance is a Game-Changer for Grid Resilience Teaming with Bosch Security Systems, Inc. and Gallagher Security, The Security Oracle Inc. (TSO) promotes defense-in-depth best practices for protecting critical assets and transforms physi ...

Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid

This whitepaper, courtesy of the Lexington Institute, details the three main categories of investment for utility companies as they work to update and replace existing infrastructure. Many of the most important ongoing grid modernization and infrastructure improvements currently underway are focu ...

OT-IT Convergence: Is it Really Inevitable?

One of the liveliest topics of discussion considers the widespread segregation of IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) departments, and the prospects for convergence. Traditional management of both sides are now appearing to be outdated, as IT is no longer restricted to bac ...

Energizing Security: Germany and Austria Building Critical Cyber Defenses

The discussion surrounding information security in Europe continues to intensify as the pending introductions of new regulations collides with a time of heightened security. For businesses involved in critical national infrastructure (CNI), demand for the discussion has never been more urgent. Not o ...

Terrorism and the Electric Power Delivery System

The electric power transmission and distribution system (the grid) is a critical and extraordinarily complex part of the nation’s infrastructure. The National Academy of Engineering called the grid the world’s largest integrated machine and a central part of the greatest engineering achievement o ...

Substation Automation and Risk Reduction

In this presentation, Petter Fiskerud, Program Manager Power Transformer Resiliency, ABB, talks about adding advanced intelligence systems to substations to allow for an unparalleled ability to detect and minimize substation faults and security concerns. It also allows human operators the ability ...

Power Grid Convergence eBook: The Path to Cyber-Physical Resilience

This exclusive eBook gives an insight into the integration of cyber and physical technologies. Specifically, this focuses in on the top business drivers for integration, the top three priorities among utilities executives, the latest developments, ongoing security projects, a physical and cyberse ...

2018 Outlook on Cyber Vulnerabilities, Cybersecurity Programs, & Renewables

In this interview with Mary Doswell, the former Senior Vice President of Dominion Resources Inc., discusses:The benefits and costs of convergenceThe cyber vulnerabilities most present within power gridsHow remote capabilities can be improvedHow to strengthen ...

Unmanned Stations, Preparing Against Natural Disasters, & New Threats in 2018

In this interview with Michael Gonzalez, the Sr. Physical Security IT Systems Administrator for Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., discusses:How to improve end point protection and unmanned stations Up-and-coming technologiesThe largest challenges in preparing pow ...

Hybrid Security-Lighting Systems for Critical Infrastructure Protection

This article, courtesy of Senstar, discusses the many benefits of using hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and lighting solutions to protect critical assets.Having both lighting and intrusion detection systems working in parallel is a great security duo. But, what if perimeter intrusion ...