Shining a light on Best Practice Cyber and Physical security for U.S. and Canadian Electric and Natural Gas Utilities

Feb 4, 2019 | New Orleans, LA | Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The Event

The Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity Conference includes a set of expert presentations, each focused on a cybersecurity Topic, the vendors in the Topic area, and the presenter’s view of the Best Practice within the Topic. Attendees will have access to the Energy Harvey Ball Project – where the capabilities of vendors within each Topic area are explored by independent researchers. The keynote address will be presented by Rod West, the Group President of Utility Operations at Entergy.

Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity is Presented by Protect Our Power

Protect Our Power is an independent not-for-profit with a highly-experienced staff and 25-member Advisory Panel representing a broad cross-section of grid-related disciplines. With both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) status, POP is singularly and uniquely positioned as a non-partisan, unbiased thought leader able to serve as a convening, moderating, action-oriented voice. POP is committed to improving our ability to deter and recover from attacks on our electric system. POP will work with those responsible for operating or regulating the grid and will help them prioritize necessary actions, identify available solutions, and build a coalition to achieve lasting results.

Agenda: February 4, 2019

7:00 - 8:00:Registration, continental breakfast and networking sponsored by Claroty

8:00 - 8:15:Welcome and Context | Suedeen G. Kelly, Regulatory Counsel, Protect Our Power

8:15 - 9:00:Keynote | Rod West, Group President, Utility Operations, Entergy

9:00 - 9:45:Real-time Network and Asset Monitoring | Dale Peterson, Creator and Program Chair of S4 Events; Leader in ICS Security Research; Industry Evangelist

9:45 - 10:15:Break and networking sponsored by Nozomi Networks

10:15 – 11:00:Supply Chain Best Practices | Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber & Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Labs.

11:00 – 11:45:Quantifying cyber risk Best Practices | Jason Christopher, SANS Instructor, Chief Technology Officer, Axio

11:45 – 13:00:Catered Lunch and Networking sponsored by Archer Energy Services

13:00 – 13:45:Patch Management Best Practices | Monta Elkins – SANS Instructor, ICS Researcher, author of "Defense against the Dark Arts”

13:45 – 14:30:Secure Remote Access Best Practices | Dave Weinstein, Policy Fellow at New America, Previous U.S. Cyber Command, and New Jersey CIO.

14:30 – 15:15Break and networking sponsored by Nozomi Networks

15:15 – 16:00:Network Segmentation Best Practices – Art Conklin, Director, Center for Information Security Research and Education, University of Houston

16:00 – 16:45:Frameworks Best Practices – Steven Parker, President, EnergySec

16:45 - 17:45Reception and networking