EnergySec Security & Compliance Summit

Monday, October 04 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 06 2021 3:00 PM [PDT]

1600, Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA, 92802, United States

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Monday, October 04 2021 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 06 2021 3:00 PM [PDT]

Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, 1600, Anaheim, CA, 92802, United States.

Our DRAFT Agenda is ready. The schedule section below will be updated as selected speakers are confirmed.  

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!

Attendees will have the benefit of accessing discounted pricing for rooms at the Grand Californian Hotel and theme park tickets. Details will be emailed to the attendee after the purchase of registration. 

Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in security or related compliance requirements in the energy sector should consider attending. This includes the following roles, and more.

  • Chief technology officers (CTO)

  • Chief security officers (CSO)

  • Chief information officers (CIO)

  • General Managers (municipal, coops, power plants, etc)

  • Cybersecurity managers and staff
  • NERC Compliance managers and staff

  • Operational technology support

     

  • Compliance managers and staff

  • IT & security architects

  • Cyber risk managers

  • Auditors

  • Security analysts

  • Program and Project managers

     

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    State regulatory commission staff

  • Government agency repreentatives

  • National Lab personnel

     

     

 

 

Cancellation policy

Refunds available up to 30 days prior to the event.

EnergySec

energysec.org

The Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec) is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures. Through our membership program, we support collaborative initiatives and projects that help enhance the cybersecurity resiliency of these organizations Today, our community includes individuals from a broad range of utilities, industry product and service vendors, academic institutions, national labs, regulatory organizations, and government entities, with formal membership representing 160 electric utilities having headquarters in 25 states and operations in several others. In addition to our formal membership, numerous other utilities participate in our community events and educational programs. Our membership and participation ranges from the largest utilities in North America to small local utilities with less than 250 employees.

Contact the Organizer

Kylie McClanahan
Ph.D. Student
University of Arkansas

Kylie McClanahan is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering at the University of Arkansas and a senior software developer at Bastazo, Inc. She has significant background in and knowledge of the electric sector through research, internships, and industry connections. Her research focuses on automating vulnerability and patch management using machine learning techniques. Recently, she published research concerning a strategy to automatically propose mitigation actions when patching is unavailable, and she is currently working on methods to optimize patch scheduling.

About Kylie McClanahan

Ph.D. Student
University of Arkansas
Steel McCreery
Utility Communications Application Engineer
OMICRON Electronics

Steel McCreery has thirty-six years of application experience in the area of data communication, automation, training, and cyber security. In 1983 after graduating from Humber College of Applied Arts and Science, Steel began his career in the area of factory automation while employed at various automation equipment manufactures such Reliance Electric, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Omron, and Siemens. During this time Steel’s duties included application design and commissioning of PLC’s, variable speed drive systems, multi axis motion control systems and communications networks. Steel work spanned various industrial segments from mining to automotive and his success developing and delivering automation and communications courses and seminars afforded him the opportunity to develop national automation training centers for Siemens and Omron. Steel joined GE Multilin in 1999 to develop their international training center focused on protective relaying and substation automation. Over the 14 years at GE Multilin Steel’s role expanded into marketing and R&D before accepting an automation role at SEL. Shortly after joining SEL, Steel focused on SEL’s communications and cyber security products ranging from multiplexers, traditional Ethernet switches and security appliances to SDN switches. During this time Steel also had the opportunity to develop and deliver many customer communications seminars and courses. Steel joined Omicron in 2020 where his role’s focuse is on utility communications and cyber security.

About Steel McCreery

Utility Communications Application Engineer
OMICRON Electronics
Christian O. Hunt
Principal Security Engineer
Copado

Christian O. Hunt has a technical career spanning over 30 years. He has developed security solutions for various private sector and government organizations. He is a former vulnerability researcher and long-time hacker specializing in reverse-engineering, malware analysis and esoteric hardware security with a focus on RF-based side-channel attacks. Based on his interest in RF, side-channel attacks, and signals analysis, he performed successful research for the DARPA Cyber FastTrack program involving the effects of electro-magnetic injection on imaging devices. . He has presented at various industry conferences such as Borderless Cyber, Bulletproof Hosting and Botnet Conference (Germany) BAE Systems (stuxnet), and Remote Monitoring and Control. The latter involved a talk on security in automated industrial systems (SCADA) and concluded with a demonstration of a custom-built microcontroller-based demonstration system showing the potential hazards of insecure automated processes. Mr. Hunt helped to create several fraud analysis and security monitoring systems while a member of the Technical Staff of the Global Information Security organization at eBay. Mr. Hunt is currently a Principal Security Engineer with Copado. He served as a subject matter expert on the California Energy Systems for the 21st Century project (CES-21) which was overseen by the Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Idaho National Labs, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the California Public Utilities Commission.He is actively involved in several OASIS standards as well as advanced cybersecurity research and development projects in the critical infrastructure domain. He currently resides in a laboratory in Northern California with his wife, two dogs, three cats, seven chickens, multiple faraday cages, and a growing aluminum farm.

About Christian O. Hunt

Principal Security Engineer
Copado
Maggie Morganti
Product Security Researcher
Schneider Electric

Maggie Morganti is a Product Security Researcher at Schneider Electric where she works on vulnerability handling, supply chain security, and secure product development for power systems. She also serves as the Director-Elect of the ISA Communications Division (COMDIV). She previously held roles as a Cyber Technical Staff member for Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Power & Energy Systems team and as a Threat Intelligence Analyst for FireEye Mandiant’s Cyber-Physical team. She holds a M.S. in Intelligence Studies with a focus on cybersecurity from Mercyhurst University.

About Maggie Morganti

Product Security Researcher
Schneider Electric
Colin Gordon
Senior Research Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Colin Gordon is a senior research engineer with over a decade of experience at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He is currently active in its Infrastructure Defense division. Colin’s work experience includes the engineering and implementation of cybersecure communication networks and the research and design of embedded cryptographic security controls for risk mitigation and regulatory compliance purposes. Colin joined SEL in January 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Idaho.

About Colin Gordon

Senior Research Engineer
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Michael Colao
Manager of Data Protection and Assurance
Arizona Public Services

Michael Colao has been the Manager of Data Protection and Assurance within Arizona Public Services’ (APS) Cybersecurity group since 2014. His team is responsible for the governance of internal controls framework supporting the protection of APS’ personally identifiable information of customers and employees, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Export Compliance. The ongoing monitoring and evolving of a data protection program, along with its training and awareness are focal points to the success of his team. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) has become a major pillar in his team’s multi facet approach to protecting highly confidential information in APS’ inventory, in both on-prem and cloud infrastructure. Prior to joining APS, Colao spent the better part of 15 years in operational business and finance roles beginning with Deloitte, LLP. He holds a certification as a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/US) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Originally from upstate New York, Michael has a BBA from Niagara University.

About Michael Colao

Manager of Data Protection and Assurance
Arizona Public Services
Steve Parker
President
EnergySec

Steven Parker, CISA, CISSP, is a founding director of EnergySec. He has been engaged in critical infrastructure protection within the electric sector for more than 14 years, including eight years as a senior security staff member at a large west coast utility. He was also one of the original NERC CIP auditors for the WECC region. He has been with EnergySec full-time since 2010.

www.energysec.org

About Steve Parker

President
EnergySec

About Tim Watkins

SEL

About Dennis Gammel

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Andrew Bochman
Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Lab

About Andrew Bochman

Senior Grid Strategist
Idaho National Lab
Robin Berthier
CEO
Network Perception

Dr Robin Berthier is the co-founder and CEO of Network Perception. He has over 15 years experience in the design and development of network security technologies. He was part of the University of Illinois research team that originally developed the technology that drives the Network Perception Platform. He received his PhD in the field of cybersecurity from the University of Maryland College Park before joining the Information Trust Institute (ITI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a Research Scientist.

About Robin Berthier

CEO
Network Perception
Michael Firstenberg
Director of Industrial Solutions
Waterfall Security

About Michael Firstenberg

Director of Industrial Solutions
Waterfall Security

About Keysight Technologies

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About Finite State

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09:00 AM

Registration Open

09:00 AM - 04:00 PMSequoia West Registration
10:00 AM
SEL Workshop

SEL OT Holistic Risk Presentation

10:00 AM - 05:00 PMSorrel Room
10:00 AM
Security Breakout

Protecting your Crown Jewels with Verification, Visibility, and Velocity.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMTrillium B
  • Robin Berthier

    CEO

10:30 AM
Security Breakout

Targeted Ransomware requires New Approaches to OT Cyber Risk Managemen

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMTrillium B
  • Michael Firstenberg

    Director of Industrial Solutions

11:00 AM
Security Breakout

Securing and monitoring substation LANs using a Software Defined Network and Functional Security Monitoring

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Steel McCreery

    Utility Communications Application Engineer

11:30 AM
Security Breakout

Machine Learning in Vulnerability and Patch Management

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Kylie McClanahan

    Ph.D. Student

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM
Security Breakout

Panel: Information Sharing Perspectives from Front-line Analysts

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM
Security Breakout

The Importance of Information Sharing: A Hacker's Perspective

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Christian O. Hunt

    Principal Security Engineer

02:30 PM

BREAK

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
05:00 PM

Welcome Reception

05:00 PM - 06:30 PMBrisa Courtyard 1
07:00 AM

Registration Open

07:00 AM - 05:00 PMSequoia West Registration
08:30 AM
Plenary

Opening Remarks

08:30 AM - 08:45 AMSequoia North Ballroom
08:45 AM
Plenary

Opening Keynote: Andy Bochman

08:45 AM - 09:15 AMSequoia North Ballroom
  • Andrew Bochman

    Senior Grid Strategist

09:15 AM
Plenary

Keynote: Dragos

09:15 AM - 10:00 AMSequoia North Ballroom
10:00 AM

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMSequoia South Ballroom
10:30 AM
Plenary

Threat Modeling Power Systems of the Future

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Maggie Morganti

    Product Security Researcher

11:00 AM
Plenary

Zero Trust Is Measured Trust

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Colin Gordon

    Senior Research Engineer

11:30 AM
Plenary

Cybersecurity Apprenticeships - BASIC Consortium Leadership

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Steve Parker

    President

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 01:15 PMBrisa Courtyard
01:15 PM
Plenary

BCSI In The Cloud – Microsoft O365 Cloud Journey

01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
  • Michael Colao

    Manager of Data Protection and Assurance

02:15 PM
Plenary

Presentations: Keysight, Finite State, Network Perception

02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
03:15 PM

EXPO Hall OPEN

03:15 PM - 05:00 PMSequoia South Ballroom

Sponsors

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08:15 AM

Opening Remarks and Prize Drawings

08:15 AM - 08:30 AMSequoia North Ballroom
08:30 AM
Plenary

Archer Presentation

08:30 AM - 09:00 AMSequoia North Ballroom

Sponsors

09:00 AM
Plenary

Presentations

09:00 AM - 09:30 AMSequoia North Ballroom
09:30 AM
Plenary

Tripwire Presentation

09:30 AM - 10:00 AMSequoia North Ballroom

Sponsors

10:00 AM
Plenary

Networking Break

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMSequoia South Ballroom
10:30 AM
Plenary

Presentations

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSequoia North Ballroom
12:00 PM

LUNCH

12:00 PM - 01:15 PMBrisa Courtyard
01:15 PM
Plenary

Presentations and Panels

01:15 PM - 03:00 PMSequoia North Ballroom
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