Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Smart Grid Security at the Biggest US Electric Utility and Cyber Security Conferences coming up in February

In the last post of 2010 (HERE), I listed 3 conferences in 2011 that would focus exclusively on Smart Grid security topics. One thing I omitted, though, was that Smart Grid security is becoming an increasingly big draw at much larger conferences and expo's. Two of the biggest - one for electric utilities and the other for cyber security professionals - are coming up in February, both are in California (thank goodness), and both feature panels comprised of experts you (should) already know.

Here are the details for each:

Distributech 2011 in San Diego (Electricity)

Date/Time/Venue/Session: 2/2/2011, 9:30AM, Room 1B, Session #3A
Speakers and topics:
  • IBM's Jeff Katz on "Dealing with Smart Grid Insecurities"
  • Enernex's Sandy Bacik on "Developing Application Security Test Plans"
  • Umesh Singh of GE Digital Energy on "Smart Grid Software Security"

RSA 2011 in San Francisco (Security)

Date/TimeVenue/Session: 2/16/2011, 10:00 AM, Orange room 309, Session PNG-202
Session Title: Securing the Smart Grid

Moderator: Sam Curry, CTO, RSA (EMC)
  • Gib Sorebo, SAIC
  • Mike Echols, Salt River Project
  • Heath Thompson, Landis & Gyr

If you'd like to do both, it's a (relatively) quick 500-mile drive on Route 5 North,  though 101 along the coast would have much better scenery.

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