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Executive Cybersecurity Forum for Electric Power

The live virtual event from June 17th and is now available on-demand!

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Welcome to the Executive Cybersecurity Forum for Electric Power

An exchange focused on how utilities can mitigate risk and ensure compliance through Security by Design and Operationalization of Cybersecurity.

When it comes to “Top 3 Concerns” that keep utility executives up at night, Cybersecurity continues to top the list, making the topic one of great priority. We’ve brought together industry thought leaders and key utility executives to share insights and new perspectives on securing our nation’s grid.
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The program

Predictions, trends and best practices from the leading minds in cybersecurity for electric power infrastructure. Our guest speakers will provided battle-tested insight on industrial cybersecurity topics that affect electric utilities across the country.
keynote speaker manny cancel

Keynote: The changing landscape for Electric Utilities – security risk mitigation.

Manny Cancel serves as NERC senior vice president and chief executive officer of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC). Mr. Cancel leads security operations and information sharing, threat intelligence and analysis, and stakeholder engagement initiatives designed to protect critical electricity infrastructure in North America. Prior to joining NERC, Mr. Cancel served as Con Edison’s chief information officer (CIO) leading all aspects of information technology, including cybersecurity initiatives. Read full bio.


Topics covered:

  • The impact of real cyber attacks on Electric Utilities.
  • Cybersecurity trends within Electric Utilities, including common defense strategies and implementation.
cybersecurity panel discussion

Expert Panel Discussion: How can Electric Utilities mitigate risks of cyber threats, sabotage and accidental manipulation with security by design and operationalization of cybersecurity?

Open Panel and Q&A

  • David Ball, Managing Director, Transmission Operations (American Electric Power) View bio
  • John Biasi, Senior Consultant – Governance, Risk, Cybersecurity & Compliance (Burns & McDonnell) View bio 
  • Andrea Brackett, VP of Cybersecurity, Technology and Innovation (Tennessee Valley Authority) View bio
  • Phil Tonkin, Global Head of Cyber Operational Technology (National Grid) View bio
OT cybersecurity presentation

Presentation: Maximizing cyber standards to secure your OT environment.

Jeff Foley, Chief Technology Evangelist for Cybersecurity, Siemens Digital Industries View bio

  • Examples of cybersecurity measures to design and operationalize – what they are and how to implement.
  • Compliance approach. Effective cybersecurity will lead to compliance. Set goals accordingly!
  • Security by design, operationalization of cybersecurity, and compliance - how to start.
  • The importance of choosing solutions manufactured for security (certified as IEC 62443 / IEC 61850)
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