As if the pandemic wasn’t enough, in the first six months of 2020 there were more cyberattacks than in all of 2019. That’s according to a recent study by CrowdStrike, who attributes most of the increased attacks to the fact that more people worked at home, thereby increasing the “threat surface.”
For electric utilities, cyberattacks are extremely terrifying. Worst case scenarios almost always lead to some kind of apocalypse with the entire grid knocked out. That’s why there is so much attention placed on cybersecurity for utility operations.
Next week, you can hear from colleagues about how they are approaching cybersecurity as it relates to supply chain management, substations, distributed assets and much more. We’re also looking at data privacy and keeping utility data safe in our “next normal.”
It takes place December 17 and 18 and you can register here.
With 25 speakers in a total of ten conference sessions, attendees will come away from the virtual event with new ideas, strategies and protocols that should help them with their own cybersecurity planning.
Check out the full schedule below and register for the series here. Once you are registered, if you click on the titles, it will take you to the session description. I hope you will join us!
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 11:30-12:15 ET Examining Supply Chain Security of Substation Transformers: A Focused Discussion on the Executive Order
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 12:30-1:15 ET Optimizing Data Privacy and Personalization in the Next Normal
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 1:30-2:15 ET Beyond Perimeter Security: Learn How Malware, Zero Day, and Credential Vulnerabilities are Expanding the Utility Threat Matrix
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 2:30-3:15 ET Best Practices for Ensuring the Cybersecurity of Utility Distribution Grid Assets
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 3:30-4:15 ET The Maturity of Grid Security in the Age of Digital Transformation
- Thursday, Dec. 17, 4:30-5:15 ET Cybersecure Substation Networks – How To Protect Modern Substations Against Cyberattacks?
- Friday, Dec. 18 11:30-12:15 ET Enterprise-wide Solutions for Cybersecurity and IED Management
- Friday, Dec. 18, 12:30-1:15 ET What If Utilities Could Identify, Mitigate, and Recover from a Cyberattack in Minutes instead of Months?
- Friday, Dec. 18, 1:30-2:15 ET Protecting Your Utility’s ESP and PSP with a Zero Trust Identity Management System
- Friday, Dec. 18, 2:30-3:15 ET Establishing a Protocol for Supply Chain Cybersecurity in the Energy Industry