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.
The 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 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 December 2019 program, the interactive format allows for a focused, problem-solving, off-the-record Forum in which utility peers and solution providers can share insights and lessons learned.
Utility / SCADA / Critical Infrastructure Focus: The forum will zero in on issues of top importance and special relevance to electric utilities in the U.S. — versus more general enterprise cyber security topics
Objective & Authoritative: The agenda is driven by practitioners and innovators at U.S. utilities and cyber security companies — learn directly from the experts on the front lines of utility network security
Deep-dive networking: The emphasis is on the real-world case studies, best practices, and lessons learned for individuals at investor-owned, municipal, and co-op utility organizations — ample time is set aside to meet with solution providers and refine your cyber security strategy
Who should attend?
- Utility executives and network security managers
- Cyber security and IT / OT professionals
- Software and hardware technology providers
- Planning and risk management analysts
- SCADA and industrial control system managers
- Cyber seccurity consultants and analysts
- Executives at energy management service providers