Our Annual Security and Compliance Summit returns for our 16th Anniversary! We are still the premier security conference for critical infrastructure and one of the longest running events of its kind in the nation.
The unique qualities of our Summit reside in the vast array of industry leaders and experts we invite to participate in the event. Attendees benefit from a diverse collection of perspectives, knowledge, and experience as our presenters and panelists journey from destinations all around nation and globe! With such a concentration of thought leadership and talent, the stage is set for passionate discussion and debate on a variety of topics that highlight the burning issues and evolving needs of our industry.
Navigate our Summit page to learn more about this year's exciting topics and speakers. Registrations and rooms go fast so start planning your educational experience and relaxing fun in the sun today!
Who should attend?
Chief technology officers (CTO)
Chief security officers (CSO)
Chief information officers (CIO)
Department of Homeland Security personnel
Department of Energy personnel
General Managers (municipal, coops, power plants, etc)
IT & security architects
Cyber risk managers
Program and Project managers
Call for Speakers/Panelists
16th Annual EnergySec Security and Compliance Summit
EnergySec is pleased to open the Call for Speakers for our 16th annual Security and Compliance Summit. This 3-day event offers multiple opportunities to share your expertise, real life experiences, and creative approaches to common problems with your peers in industry. We are seeking up to 60 speakers, panelists, and moderators to fill 25 hours of educational and information sharing time across three days. Opportunities exist for plenary session panels and presentations on days 2 and 3, plus focused breakout sessions on day 1.
Speaking Proposals should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 17, 2020. We expect to make selections by August 1, 2020.
Please include the following information in your submission:
• Full Name
• Speaker name(s) (if different than submitter)
• Email Address
• Job Title
• Short Biography
• Topic, Panel, or Breakout Session of interest
• Title and Abstract for presentation (if applicable)
• Time allotment desired (if applicable)
All submissions will be carefully considered, but preference is given to speakers currently employed at energy industry asset owners. Speaking opportunities exist in three general categories as listed below:
A moderator along with 3 panelists will examine and discuss an issue related to security or compliance in the energy sector. Panel topics will be determined as part of this Call for Speakers. Submitters may propose a complete panel package (topic, moderator, and panelists), a panel topic only, or simply request placement on an appropriate panel based on their background and experience.
We have several speaking opportunities (generally 30-minutes, but can vary) available for presentations related to security or compliance in the energy sector. We welcome submittals from any interested party, but note that presentations designed primarily to promote a company’s services, capabilities, or products will not be approved via the Call for Speakers. However, a limited number of sponsored speaking slots are available.
Breakout sessions are designed to provide a deeper look at issues in one of three areas of focus. Session details are listed below.
Lightning Talks (15 minutes)
Lightning talks are a great option for first-time or less experienced speakers. Gain experience and confidence in a small group session while sharing valuable information with your peers. These are also a great way to share quick-hit tips or lessons learned in your day-to-day work.
Presentations (30-60 minutes)
Full-length presentations provide more detailed discussions on relevant topics in any of the three breakout tracks listed below.
Workshops (60-90 minutes)
Workshops provide time for a deeper and more interactive treatment of key issues. These are facilitated, interactive discussions on problems, challenges, or proposed solutions.
We will consider a broad range of topics relevant to cyber security in the energy sector. The topics below are of particular interest, but we will entertain other compelling proposals as well.
Emerging Risks: What new threats, vulnerabilities, or technologies should utilities be considering with respect to security?
Compliance and the Cloud: With cloud technology now in mainstream use, what are utilities and regulators doing to address security and compliance concerns?
Are We There Yet?: The CIP standards are now more than a decade old, and industry security efforts are entering their 3rd decade. What progress has been made, and what is left to do?
11:00 o’clock and all’s…: Most large utilities have built or are building 24x7 SOCs. What benefits and challenges to these bring? What lessons can be shared from successful efforts?
Do You Know Where That’s Been?: The 1st round of Supply Chain standards take effect on July 1st. What are utilities doing to address the requirements and the underlying risk in other areas of their operations.
Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Security Automation, and more. Are smarter systems supporting security schemes or will it all come back to bite us?
New Kids on the Block: Case studies on new security tools that are making a difference.
Right of Boom: Briefings on findings and lessons learned from security incidents within the industry.
This track is designed for security leadership. Topics may include risk management and planning, emerging threats, workforce development issues and solutions, security funding, governance, interacting with senior management, regulatory issues, and related items.
This session is focused on security operations. Topics may include security event monitoring, incident response, forensics, access administration, configuration monitoring, incident analysis, case studies, and similar topics.
This session is focused on regulatory compliance issues in the electric sector. Topics may include a range of NERC CIP areas including new requirements, supply chain standards, audit experiences, cloud and virtualization issues, guidance, compliance management tools and techniques, program case studies, new and modified standards in progress, state-level regulation, and similar items.