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EnergySec Smart Grid Security Summit to attract several experts

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Thursday, September 22, 2011

At this year's EnergySec Smart Grid Security Summit, which will take place October 4 and 5 at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, California, experts from around the world will convene to discuss the state of the energy sector and how smart grid implementation can provide solutions to many of today's problems.

The Summit is regarded as North America's foremost executive conference for experts, government officials, academia and press, and is sponsored by many of the country's leading solutions providers, including RSA, Itron, Cisco and others.

Critical insights and techniques will be presented for security and monitoring that any company that works for, regulates, consults or supplies electric utilities would benefit from. The event will provide the opportunity for industry-recognized security leaders to make valuable connections with utilities in order to develop the future of data and cyber security and energy.

In attendance will be one of the leading cryptographers in the country, Dr. Whitfield Diffie, who will discuss public key cryptography.

The event will kick off with a session titled "Privacy Safeguards in a Secure Grid Infrastructure," and will offer an examination of the privacy issues that have arisen with the implementation of the smart grid. Keynote speakers will discuss the definition of privacy and personal information, as well as how third party access to the new grid could affect users.

Later, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Security will be looked at, as AMI has evolved to become one of the most visible aspect of the smart grid. Continual efforts have been made to refine the security systems of products so that a process for continual improvement can be guaranteed. The workshop will discuss the technical side of AMI security, beginning with what has recently been learned and extending to what lies ahead.

In the event's final workshop, attendees will participate in a cyber response exercise titled "A Coordinated Approach to and Advanced Cyber Attack," in which a coordinated public-private response to a cyber attack using methods and technologies that are likely to develop in the future will display a new notion of Security Operation Centers for the smart grid.

This two-day conference will see delegates shape the future of smart grid cyber security through roundtable discussions, dialogue and other interactions among the country's top experts.

SUBNET is helping utilities to integrate into the smart grid by offering services such as substation automation.  

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