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University of California, Berkeley professor to speak on smart grid cybersecurity

SUBNET Solutions Inc | Tuesday, May 10, 2011

An upcoming smart grid conference that brings together professionals from a host of disciplines will now have experts from the University of California, Berkeley, sitting in on the discussion, according to a recently published report.

The UC Berkeley Extension School will send some of its foremost experts to the upcoming Smart Grid Technology Conference that is slated to take place this June in San Jose, California. The conference is aimed at smart grid professionals and according to its organizers, attendees will discuss the potential problems that the smart grid faces as it further develops in the U.S., including cyber security threats and smart grid adoption in rural regions of the country.

UC Berkeley professor Michael Hsieh will attend the upcoming conference, bringing with him years of expertise in the areas of energy management and cyber security. Hsieh currently teaches classes at the university involving smart grid technology. He has taught at the school for more than a decade and is an expert in smart grid cyber security and cloud computing, among other areas.

With the addition of UC Berkeley, the smart grid conference will host more than 250 different organizations. The security of the smart grid is increasingly important to U.S. national security interests, according to policymakers.

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