Presentations

Case Study: Connecting Cyber and Physical Security at Hydro-Quebec

Case Study: Connecting Cyber and Physical Security at Hydro-Quebec

Yan Cameron, Director Physical Security, Hydro Quebec, presents on:

  • Hydro-Quebec’s security department creates synergies between cyber and physical security
  • Establishing incident management strategies and partnerships
  • Understanding the importance of cyber in physical security projects and how innovations helped in achieving security objectives
Identifying Emerging Threats to the Grid and Effective Responses After an Event

Identifying Emerging Threats to the Grid and Effective Responses After an Event

Brian Harrell, Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, former Operations Director of the Electricity ISAC and Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs, NERC, presents on:

  • Identifying emerging trends in physical and cyber threats in power substations
  • Working within existing operational systems to plan responses to future threats
  • Determining appropriate federal programs to prepare strategies for emergency response


New Developments in Sensor Technologies for Protecting Critical Infrastructure

New Developments in Sensor Technologies for Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Michael Montgomery, Director of Application Engineering, Senstar Inc, presents on:

  • Examining how new developments in sensor technologies can dramatically improve physical security while minimizing capital and operational costs.
  • Comparing and evaluating technologies, and combining different technologies together (sensor fusion)
  • Integrating tech solutions into a comprehensive security plan


Putting your Money Where your Risk is: Risk-based Security Planning for Power Utilities

Putting your Money Where your Risk is: Risk-based Security Planning for Power Utilities

Randall White, Manager, Security Operations and Asset Protection/Safety, Corporate Security, SCE, presents on:

  • Introducing risks like IP or Ethernet that threaten your system’s cyber security
  • Managing operational constraints unique to utilities at the intersection of IT and OT
  • Developing cross-functional teams to manage these unique challenges


The Changing Face of the Electric Grid: Modernizing our Electricity Networks in a World Increasingly Dependent on Electricity

The Changing Face of the Electric Grid: Modernizing our Electricity Networks in a World Increasingly Dependent on Electricity

Terron Hill, Director of Electric Network Strategy, National Grid, presents on:

  • Modernizing by becoming much more flexible, integrated, and new digital technologies and innovation
  • Integrating renewable generation into our fuel generation mix
  • Utilizing distributed energy resources and energy storage to provide new services like electric vehicle demands
  • Adapting our networks for the future using new communication protocols, sensors, AI and accompanying new challenges and opportunities


Critical Infrastructure Protection – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Critical Infrastructure Protection – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Tim Conway, Technical Director, SANS, presents on:

  • Trends and challenges facing critical infrastructure – best practices and lessons learned
  • Changes in industry standards and framework adjustments
  • Preparing a hybrid IT/OT workforce
DHS’s Priorities for Securing High-Value Assets Across the Government

DHS’s Priorities for Securing High-Value Assets Across the Government

Michael Duffy, Deputy Director Federal Network Resilience, NPPD, presents on DHS’s priorities for securing high-value assets.

NNSA’s Strategies for Enhancing National Security and Reducing the Global Danger from Weapons of Mass Destruction

NNSA’s Strategies for Enhancing National Security and Reducing the Global Danger from Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Honorable Lisa Gordon Hagerty, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, U.S. Department of Energy, presents the NNSA's strategies for enhancing national security.


Delivering the Tools Necessary to Enhance Operational Capabilities and Protect Our Nation

Delivering the Tools Necessary to Enhance Operational Capabilities and Protect Our Nation

Major General Leroy R. Goff III (R), U.S. Army, presents on:

  • Creating technology to meet field requirements and operations
  • Commercial case study on delivering actionable intelligence
  • How to excel in Data-Driven decision making?
Are Cybersecurity and Interoperability the Missing Links in the Blockchain?

Are Cybersecurity and Interoperability the Missing Links in the Blockchain?

Anil John, Technical Director of Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, presents on:

  • Determining if Blockchain is the right technology for a high value applications
  • Security and Interoperability lessons from DHS Blockchain R&D and Implementations
  • Preventing walled gardens to ensure a secure, competitive and interoperable marketplace