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
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
A Conversation with Chief W. Barnett Jones, Chief Security and Integrity Officer, Great Lakes Water Authority

A Conversation with Chief W. Barnett Jones, Chief Security and Integrity Officer, Great Lakes Water Authority

Ahead of the Critical National Infrastructure Summit, taking place this June 24 - 26 in Washington D.C., we spoke with Chief W. Barnett Jones, Chief Security and Integrity Officer at Great Lakes Water Authority. In this exclusive Q&A, Chief Jones shares insights on:

  • Top objectives/priorities for Great Lakes Water Authority in 2019
  • The largest challenges today associated with identifying and prioritizing physical threats
  • The future of physical infrastructure protection
  • Top takeaways to expect from Chief Jones upcoming panel discussion at Critical National Infrastructure 2019
The Top Priorities for Critical Infrastructure in 2019

The Top Priorities for Critical Infrastructure in 2019

Ahead of the summit, we took an in-depth look at the top critical infrastructure priorities for:

  • Industry Sectors (Electric, Water, and Transit)
  • The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and Department of Transportation

National security and economic prosperity are becoming increasingly dependent on critical infrastructure, which is at risk from a variety of hazards and threats, both natural and man-made, including aging or failing infrastructure, extreme weather, cyberattacks, and evolving terrorism threats.

Convergence eBook: The Path to Cyber-Physical Resilience

Convergence eBook: The Path to Cyber-Physical Resilience

This eBook gives insights into the integration of cyber and physical technologies. More specifically, this focuses in on the top business drivers for integration, the top three priorities among utilities executives, the latest developments, ongoing security projects, an outlook on physical and cyber security strategies, and much more. 


Exclusive Interview with Mary Doswell, Former Senior Vice President of Dominion Resources Inc.

Exclusive Interview with Mary Doswell, Former Senior Vice President of Dominion Resources Inc.

In this exclusive interview with Mary Doswell, former Senior Vice President of Dominion Resources Inc, shares insights on:

  • The benefits and costs of convergence
  • The cyber vulnerabilities most present within power grids
  • How to strengthen cyber security programs
  • How remote capabilities can be improved
  • What the future of power grids will look like, especially with the inclusion of renewables 

Mary Doswell was the 2018 Chairperson of the Power Grid Resilience Summit, which is a sister event of Critical National Infrastructure.