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PG&E and Clasma Events Target Grid Cyber Security at GridSec Summit in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Clasma Events are hosting the first GridSec Summit in San Francisco, CA, October 22-24, to address the critical issues around cyber security and risk management for the nation's electrical infrastructure.  This summit will bring together grid-security leaders for in-depth dialogue on the threats, opportunities, drivers and challenges of Smart Grid security – with a key focus on technology risk.

The summit's host utility, PG&E, will kick off the event by unveiling the utility's risk-management framework, which is a comprehensive process to continuously monitor and assess an entity's risk profile and posture, followed by a series of related workshops. The remaining agenda will include an in-depth executive roundtable, utility panels, and keynotes led by key security experts, including:

  • Hank Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Karen Austin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PG&E Corporation.
  • Mike Ahmadi, COO, GraniteKey LLC.
  • Annabelle Lee, Technical Executive - Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
  • See speaker list.

Key agenda topics include:

  • Embedding cyber security thinking into the business process.
  • Implementing cyber security plans that align with business goals.
  • Cyber security architecture.
  • See full agenda here.

Don't miss these opportunities for learning, networking and in-depth dialogue with utility executives leading the cyber-security charge. Register today:

About GridSec Summit
The GridSec Summit is an in-depth, executive-level conference for utility-industry cyber security experts to explore the threats, opportunities, drivers and challenges of Smart Grid security. GridSec will feature C-suite utility executives in a series of in-depth roundtables, keynotes, and panels to assess the current state of grid security, lessons learned, gaps, risks, threats and opportunities. With a focus on creating problem-solving dialogue and strategic networking opportunities, the event will be limited to 75 utility and 75 non-utility professionals to create a one-to-one ratio with utility participants.

About Clasma Events
Clasma Events, Inc. specializes in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion: ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, Grid-Interop, and GridSec. Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, Grid-Interop, and GridSec are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clasma Events Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Clasma Events, Inc.