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According to a recent study made by KPMG, almost half (49%) of utility and power CEOs surveyed say that becoming a victim of a cyber attack is now a case of ‘when’, and not anymore ‘if’. Despite this, only half (51%) say that their companies are well-prepared to deal with a cyber-attack. There is a 32% reported cybersecurity incidents were related to the energy industry in the fiscal year 2014, according to the US Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Computer Emergency Response Team. In light of sustained cybersecurity threats from a range of sources, utilities must work to guarantee their networks and critical control infrastructure are best positioned to deal with significant attack events when they occur.
The Utility Cyber Security Forum 2019, organized by the Smart Grid Observer, is an in-depth information-sharing event intended for cybersecurity utility strategists, executives, and practitioners. Key technology advances, regulatory requirements, and success strategies for effectively dealing with cybersecurity threats will be explored through a series of presentations and panel discussions. Ample time is reserved for one-on-one meetings with industry thought leaders and executives who are at the forefront of utility cybersecurity advances.
Topics to be addressed will include:
- Implementing digital security in a utility environment
- Adapting cybersecurity to OT environments
- Bridging the IT / OT divide
- Protecting substations and distribution and transmission infrastructure from cyber attacks
- Dealing with advanced persistent threats that exploit flaws in industrial control systems
- Cybersecurity for operational technologies and smart systems
- Ensuring grid SCADA and PLC grid control networks cybersecurity
- What works, what doesn’t, and what to put in place
- Next-gen technology advances for industrial control systems security
- The state of silicon-based cybersecurity functionalities for utilities
- Securing ‘brownfield’ devices
- Best practices in reducing human sources of vulnerability
- Managing cybersecurity challenges introduced by distributed energy resources
- And more