Electric Grid Security and Resilience

April 30, 2019

9:00am – 3:20pm

0.5 CEUs available

pyle center
702 langdon st.
madison wi

A secure and resilient grid is critical to national security and a vibrant economy, as well as for preventing, or at least minimizing, any disruption to services on which consumers depend.

This program will provide an overview of the current state of the security and resilience of the electric grid, discuss some innovative ideas, and identify some potential problems and solutions to ensuring a secure and resilient grid.

Draft agenda

8:45-9:00          Registration check-in

9:00-10:00       The End of Cybersecurity – Utilities spend millions on cybersecurity each year. Is it working, or is it time for a new approach? This session is discuss whether digital defenses alone can protect the grid.
Andrew Bochman, Senior Grid Strategist, National & Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory – Milwaukee   Bochman Presentation

10:00-10:15       Break

10:15-11:00       What is Happening at the State and Federal Levels? – Understand what happens at the state and federal levels. What coordination takes place with other agencies? What are the obstacles with implementing statewide and national policies?

Andrew Bochman

Major General Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin
David Cagigal, Chief Information Officer, State of Wisconsin

Jeff Thomas, Chief Information Officer, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin

11:00-11:30       Blockchain 101 – Understand what blockchain technology is; are there any practical implications for implementation?
Michael Prokop, Managing Director, Advisory Energy, Resources, & Industrials, Deloitte    Prokop Presentation

11:30-12:15        Networking Lunch

12:15-1:15          Managing Cyber Risk in the Electric Power Sector – The electric power sector is one of the most frequently targeted industries and was among the first to respond to cyber threats with mandatory controls. But threats continue to evolve, reaching into industrial control systems and supply chains, and requiring even greater efforts to manage risk. Hear from these companies on what their unique strategies are to managing cyber risk.
Andrea Kittelson, Manager, Global Security, Rockwell Automation
Andrea LeStarge, Advisory Senior Manager, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
LeStarge Presentation

1:15-1:30           Break

1:30-2:15          Clean, Intelligent and Distributed:  Recent Developments in Grid Modernization — The energy sector is undergoing a global transformation that will impact a broad set of stakeholders. How are market actors addressing security and resiliency within an increasingly clean, intelligent, and distributed energy ecosystem? This session will feature industry trends and real-world examples.
Hector Artze, Managing Director, Navigant Energy
Artze Presentation

2:20-3:20         Utility Panel — How are utilities approaching cyber security from a cost standpoint? How do utilities plan for security threats, especially if there is not enough in-house expertise? What are some of the procedures and best practices utilities have in place for their contractors and vendors?
Adrienne Ehrhardt, Partner, Practice Group Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Michael Best & Friedrich


Tim Anderson, Manager, IT Security, Dairyland Power Cooperative
John Hochevar, Information Security Officer, American Transmission Company
Mary Beth Lewis, Director, Technology Security and Compliance, WEC Energy Group
Erik O’Connor, Senior Manager for IT and Security, Alliant Energy

Eric Snyder, IT Manager, Manitowoc Public Utilities

3:20                    Adjourn


Your registration fee includes breaks and lunch.