June 15 - 17, 2020 | Washington, D.C.

Agenda Day 3

7:30 am - 8:45 am Closed Door Breakfast Briefing

Discuss challenges with your peers in critical infrastructure, and colleagues from government, in this closed-door troubleshooting session. 

8:45 am - 9:00 am Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am Keynote: Cross-sector Risk Management Discussion on Cyber and Physical Threats to Critical Infrastructure

9:45 am - 10:15 am The argument against IoT: Will Embracing New Technologies Help or Hinder Efforts to Secure Critical Infrastructure?

The reach of technology is presenting a problem to critical infrastructure operators. Even if networks and structures directly under your remit are secure, how can operators protect their sites against personal devices linked to the cloud (like iPhones) that move freely in and out of facilities? Led by the Department of Energy - Savannah River, this discussion will look at both sides of the aisle: yes, technology advances us, but to what extent does it leave us vulnerable? Join this discussion on:
·         Is securing IoT a fruitless effort? We’re asking if it’s possible– but is it feasible? Exploring what would need to be done to protect physical and cyber security networks, and determining how realistic these goals are.
·         The Public Sector Experience: What synergies are there working in a public sector plant versus private sector, and how recognizing these similarities and differences can benefit both parties.
·         Redefining Roles: what does it mean to be a Chief Information Security Officer? How IoT, and other emerging technologies, are changing the role of the Chief Information Security Officer.

10:15 am - 10:40 am Networking and refreshments

Sector-Specific IDGs

10:40 am - 11:30 am Group A: Cross-Sector

10:40 am - 11:30 am Group B: Energy Sector

10:40 am - 11:30 am Group C: Transportation Sector

10:40 am - 11:30 am Group D: Water Sector

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CIO Panel: 12 Month Outlook and Priorities for Investment in Infrastructure Security

A recent survey concluded that cloud computing remains a top priority for CIOs in both public and private sector. How true is this, and what knock-on effect will this have on cyber and physical security functions?

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch and networking

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Regulator Newsroom Regulation Updates Across the Water, Energy, Oil and Gas, and Transportation Sectors

·         Future priorities for regulation, what is being addressed and when?
·         How regulators can contribute to cross-sector efforts to build up resiliency and preparedness
·         How cyber is changing the game: developments in regulating cyber technologies and infrastructures

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Argonne National Laboratories Case Study: Research into Preventing a ‘Cascading’ Effect in Critical Infrastructure Systems Failure

·         Work and research into the main areas of interdependencies across the different sectors, and where weaknesses are.
·         What mechanics and systems are in place to decelerate a ‘cascading’ effect, which accelerate this?
·         What kind of regional coordination and communication is required to overcome these obstacles?

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Networking & Refreshments Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Panel Discussion: Improving Collaboration between Sectors during Emergency Response Efforts

·         Government emergency response communications platforms for information sharing during emergencies
·         Areas of weakness where siloed critical infrastructure operators could support one another
·         How to respond when one sector goes down, and how to prevent potential knock-on effects

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Networks are Yesterdays’ News: Building Secure Cloud Architecture

·         The argument for securing your data in a private cloud: why spend millions on a data center?
·         Securing data and information at a microscopic level: segmentation, the key to secure remote access, and appropriate monitoring.

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Close of Summit