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Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity

Presented by Protect Our Power

All things cybersecurity from the experts leading the charge.

What is the Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity?

Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity 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. Rod West, Group President, Utility Operations, Entergy, presents the keynote address.


Monday, February 4, 2019

7:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Rooms 278-279



7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Welcome and Context | Suedeen G. Kelly, Regulatory Counsel, Protect Our Power
8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Keynote | Rod West, Group President, Utility Operations, Entergy
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Real-time Network and Asset Monitoring | Dale Peterson, Creator and Program Chair of S4 Events; Leader in ICS Security Research; Industry Evangelist
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
Supply Chain Best Practices | Andy Bochman, Senior Cyber & Energy Security Strategist, Idaho National Labs
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Quantifying Cyer Risk Best Practices | Jason Christopher, SANs Instructor, formerly Senior Technical Leader Cybersecurity, EPRI; Technical Lead Cybersecurity, DOE' Technical Lead, FERC

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Catered Lunch and Networking sponsored by Archer Energy Services

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Patch Management Best Practices | Monta Elkins, SANS Instructor, ICS Researcher, author of "Defense against the Dark Arts”
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   
Secure Remote Access Best Practices | Dave Weinstein, Policy Fellow at New America, Previous U.S. Cyber Command, and New Jersey CIO.

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Break and Networking

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Network Segmentation Best Practices | Art Conklin, Director, Center for Information Security Research and Education - University of Houston
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Frameworks Best Practices | Steven Parker, President, EnergySec

"The ability of the grid to operate under abnormal conditions is critical. The Protect Our Power conference provides a terrific platform for the industry to focus on the best practices and achieve the resiliency required to protect our American way of life."

Tom Fanning
Chairman, President and CEO of Southern Company and co-chair of the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council

"EEI is a strong believer in celebrating and sharing our member companies' best ideas on how to overcome threats and challenges to delivering a reliable supply of electric power. Protect Our Power at its upcoming conference in New Orleans on Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity offers valuable insight on what is being done today by some to assure a stronger grid. I highly recommend attending this important event."

Tom Kuhn
President, Edison Electric Institute

"The threats to our electric grid are evolving constantly. To better meet these challenges, particularly with regard to cyber threats, it's vital that industry professionals from organizations of all sizes keep abreast of and implement best practices. The Best Practices in Utility Cybersecurity conference that Protect Our Power will convene offers a great opportunity to do that."

Duane Highley
President and CEO for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc.