What is IAGS you say? I'll answer briskly: the Institute for the Analysis of of Global Security. Teaming with NATO's Energy Security Center of Excellence, IAGS is hosting a conference called Target Energy that includes but goes well beyond cybersecurity and the grid.
For those SGSB readers whose professional lives are circumscribed by electric sector security, this is a chance to stretch a bit. Here's how the organizers describe the focus:
The cost of securing energy supplies is increasing due to threats from terrorists, hackers, activists and hostile nations. What is the impact of attacks against energy, and how can companies, organizations, and governments work with NATO to increase security?
Presented by NATO's Energy Security Center of Excellence and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, Target Energy 2013 will address energy issues ranging from how best to protect on-and-offshore infrastructure to preventing the increasingly frequent millisecond cyber-attacks against network systems and infrastructure.
The objectives are to actively stimulate civil-military co-operation and exchange on shared energy concerns, further public outreach between NATO bodies and private industry technology and solutions’ providers.
You will join international government officials, policymakers, defense planners, logisticians, energy industry executives, security solution providers and IT experts from NATO Member and Partner countries.
Sounds good right? Here are the details you'll need:
- When: October 31 - November 1, 2013
- Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC
- For Agenda, speakers and to register, simply click: HERE
Hope to see you there!