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3rd Annual Utility Cyber Security Forum, October 6-7, 2021 in Chicago

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Event to address the unique cyber threats faced by electric utilities in North America

CHICAGO - eTradeWire -- The 3rd Annual Utility Cyber Security Forum, October 6-7, 2021 in Chicago, organized by the Smart Grid Observer, will offer a unique venue in which utility professionals can network one-on-one with colleagues and share insights into best practices and lessons learned. The very latest cyber security challenges and technologies will be examined in depth with an eye toward what works, what doesn't, and how best to move forward in the current environment.

Speakers from the following organizations will be particpating: Southern Company, Exelon, Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), PG&E, Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Duke Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Protect Our Power, Nevermore Security, Network Perception, Fortinet, Synack, IncSys, and more.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Cybersecurity Challenges and Directions Forward
  • Cyber Security Components of Blockchain Applications in Energy and Utilities
  • Network Compliance Automation: How to Streamline the Firewall Audit Process
  • White Hack Hacking: Key Strategies and Lessons Learned for Utilities
  • Securing the Digital Grid
  • And more
A special pre-conference drink reception and dinner will be held 6:00 – 8:00 pm on October 5 for all registered attendees.  The Forum will be conducted in-person, however attendees may participate virtually via GoToMeeting if their company's travel policy does not yet allow for in-person attendance.

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"The electric grid in North America is a prime target for advanced cyber attack," said Daniel Coran, editor of Smart Grid Observer and program manager for the Forum.  "This Forum provides a particularly useful venue in which electric utility professionals can share insights and perspectives, and help the industry meet this growing challenge effectively as a whole."

"It's critical now more than ever to come together as an industry to share ideas, best practices, and technologies for the betterment of utility cyber security," said Mark Hodgson, EVP Marketing at Finite State. "That's why we wanted to get involved in this year's Utility Cyber Security Forum as a sponsor. Finite State is looking forward to bringing our unique perspective on product security for connected devices and its role in protecting critical infrastructure to advance the industry conversation, as well as provide useful and practical information on how to better defend against these kinds of threats."

"The rise of highly sophisticated attacks against our critical infrastructure means that collaboration among utilities, security professionals, and authorities is more important than ever," said Robin Berthier, CEO at Network Perception. "The Forum offers a unique opportunity to foster the conversations needed to better protect our critical assets."

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A limited number of complimentary passes to attend in-person or virtually both day are available for utility employees.  For full information and to register, visit https://smartgridobserver.com/security

Contact
Daniel Coran
Program Manager
***@smartgridobserver.com


Source: Smart Grid Observer
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