Michigan Avenue Conference Center
Michigan Avenue Conference Center, 444 North Michigan Ave. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA

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Event Date Wed Dec 11 CST (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Dec 11 9:00am - Wed Dec 11 5:45pm
Location Michigan Avenue Conference Center
444 North Michigan Ave. Suite 1200, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA
Region Americas

According to recent analysis by KPMG, about half (49%) of power and utility CEOs surveyed say that becoming a victim of a cyber attack is now a case of 'when', and not 'if'. Despite this, only half (51%) say that their organizations are well-prepared to deal with a cyber attack.

The need to protect substations and distribution and transmission infrastructure from cyber attacks is of paramount importance to utilities, as grid SCADA and PLC grid control networks are inherently a weak link for cyber threats.

To help utilities meet this challenge, the Utility Cyber Security Forum offers a focused venue in which utility executives can network one-on-one with colleagues facing similar issues. Presentations by leading White Hat hackers, vendors, utilities and technology thought leaders will provide invaluable insight and guidance into making the network secure from cyber threat.

Building off the success of the spring 2019 program, the roundtable format allows for a focused, problem-solving, off-the-record Forum in which utility peers and solution providers can share insights and lessons learned.

Who Should Attend?
• Utility executives and network security managers
• Cyber security and IT / OT professionals
• Software and hardware technology providers
• Planning and risk management analysts
• SCADA and industrial control system managers
• Cyber seccurity consultants and analysts
• Executives at energy management service providers


2020 Speakers

Randy Abrams
Senior Security Analyst, OPSWAT

Manager, Real-Time Systems Security Engineering, Exelon Corporation

Paul Feldman
Past Chairman, Midcontinent ISO (MISO), Former Board Director, Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)

Dr. Robin Berthier
Co-Founder and CEO, Network Perception

Scott Crider
Manager-Cybersecurity, West Monroe Partners

Michael D. Melvin, P.E., PMP
Director, NERC Compliance Programs, Northern Indiana Public Service Co.

Omar Duran
Global Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst, The AES Corporation

Dominic Saebeler
Director, Office of Cyber Security and Risk Management, Illinois Commerce Commission

Michael Rothschild
Director of Marketing, Indegy

Dillon Czerny
Principal, West Monroe Partners

Dan Frein
Architect, Technology - Cloud & Infrastructure, West Monroe Partners

Eric Richardson
Global Cybersecurity Manager, The CSA Group

Bill Moore
Founder and CEO, Xona Systems

Dr. Robin Podmore
IEEE Fellow, Member NAE, NERC Certified System Operator

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Partners & Sponsors

• Network Perception

• West Monroe's
• Corelight
• IncSys

• Indegy
• Fortinet

• Xona's

• Navigant Research
• Infosec Conferences
• Mind Commerce