Experts Meet to Discuss How to Protect U.S Energy Infrastructure from Cyber Threat

Jul 26, 2016, 11:57 ET from The Cyber Senate

SACRAMENTO, California, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In light of increasing awareness of the threat that cyber-attacks pose to energy infrastructure, the third annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity USA conference will take place in California later this year.

Organised by The Cyber Senate, a body dedicated to supporting partnerships and information-sharing in the cyber security industry, the event will focus on how to adapt to the changing landscape, in which the work of IT and operational topics is inextricably intertwined and how to manage day-to-day processes, such as the security issues that arise from convergence, IOT and IIOT, compliance, procurement and securing supply chains.

The conference taking place in Sacramento from October 3rd to October 5th 2016, has announced key speakers and over eight in depth panel discussions to assist infrastructure owners and cyber security specialists with the challenges of mitigating evolving cyber threats:

  • Marty Edwards, Director of ICS ICERT, Department of Homeland Security
  • Philip D Quade, Special Assistant to the Director National Security Agency for Cyber, and Director, NSA Cyber Task Force
  • Keri Glitch, Vice President, Cyber & Physical Security, AVANGRID
  • Chris Blask, ICS ISAC, Director Webster University Cyberspace Research Institute

Discussing the upcoming event, organiser James Nesbitt of Cyber Senate said: "Technological advances such as the Internet of Things have been great for our industry, but they create as many vulnerabilities as they do efficiencies. Systems that were previously exempt from the risk of cyber-attacks are now online, completely changing the way we need to think about security.

"This means that those tasked with protecting Critical National Infrastructure need to constantly refresh their skills and knowledge in order to ensure that they stay one step ahead of the hackers. We believe that information sharing is perhaps the most important tool we have in our armoury to protect our infrastructure from cyber threats and hope that, by bringing together leading subject matter experts from across the cyber security industry, this conference will help the sector develop a framework that can help to minimise the threat that cyber-attacks pose, both now and in the future."

Venue: 1220 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

About the Cyber Senate: The Cyber Senate is an exclusive network and information triage, creating a common voice for the Cyber Security industry. For more information, visit: http://cybersenate.com/

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SOURCE The Cyber Senate