Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Conference Alert: GTM's Networked Grid 2011

Greentech Media (GTM) is a company and a site to which you want to be paying regular attention, whether you're a cyber security wonk or a solar powered baseball cap-wearing, wind turbine hugging, bio-fuel brewing, HAN programming, Leaf driving cleantech acolyte  ... or something in between.

Sorry to put you through all that, but it just came out that way.  Anyway, let's get on with (details of) the conference I'm trying to announce:

Conference link: HERE
Venue: Mission Bay Conference Ctr at UC San Francisco
Dates: May 3 and 4, 2011

Security track info:
  • Title: The Current and Future State of Smart Grid Security
  • Day/time: May 4, 1:15 pm- 2:15 pm
  • Description: The nature of smart grid technology advancement (two-way communications networks, vastly increased number of intelligent endpoints, distributed intelligence throughout the grid infrastructure, etc.) lends itself to potential security risk and network-wide proliferation. With that said, extremely high-speed, distributed, complex networks have been built, scaled and are highly secure, so there is little technical reason these techniques won't apply to smarter grids. Smart grid security remains a top priority and along with that comes a plethora of concerns, sometimes slowing down the necessary security standards to move deployments forward. This session will cover the various physical and cyber security issues that threaten large-scale smart grid deployments and the solutions that are being developed to address them.
  • I'll be the moderator, but here are the bios of the 3 panelists:
Last year's event was great. This one should only be bigger/better. Hope you can make it.

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