SMi Group Announce Inaugural Conference European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, 14th & 15th March 2011, London

LONDON, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Smi Group are pleased to announce the launch of its European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, taking place on the 14th & 15th March 2011 in London. As Governments and utilities around the world continue to work on the deployment of the Smart Grid initiative, cyber security issues surrounding the business model are now top priority to national security and investment.

Supported by Siemens, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin and SAIC this event will address the threats and solutions in a comprehensive two day analysis with interactive panel discusssions.

Ian Collard, Security Practice Manager at Siemens IT Solutions and Services comments, "Cyber security has never been more important than in today's modern world with cyber attacks being highlighted as some of the greatest security threats facing government, commerce and infrastructure in the UK. With unparalleled experience in delivering cyber security solutions across the entire energy conversion chain, Siemens is pleased to support the Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, where it will showcase how its innovative identity / access management and biometric solutions can secure SMART Grid installations worldwide." Don't miss this opportunity to explore tactical strategies to mitigate risk, understand international framework and policy, and gain insight from International and European leaders responsible for securing our critical electrical infrastructure.

This high level conference programme will be delivered by some of the industry's senior professionals including:

- NIST, Chief Security Advisor, William Barker

- ENISA, Senior Expert, Network Security Policy, Evangelos Ouzounis

- Netbeheer Netherlands, Chairman Privacy & Security, Bram Reinders,

- Swiss Grid, Head of Strategy and Architecture, Rajesh Nair

- Siemens, Security Practice Manager, Ian Collard

- Lockheed Martin, Managing Director, Energy and Cyber Services, Robert


- Cisco, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Solutions and Architecture, Saadat


- British Gas, Principal Consultant, Information Risk & Security, Trevor

Niblock Manager, Information Risk & Security, Rob Warcup

- E.ON Energie AG, Information Security Officer, Stephan Gerhager

- Alliander, Privacy and Security officer, Johan Rambi

- The Open University, Director of Power Communication System Research,

John Newbury

- Alliander, Senior Consultant Smart Grids, Frans Campfens

- Transmission Security Cooperation , Chairman of the TSC, Senior Advisor

of Operations, Swiss Grid AG, Rudolf Baumann

- E.ON Sverige AB, MU Nordic Information Security Manager, Gitte Bergknut

- SAIC, Critical Infrastructure Security Lead, Josh Wepman

- ZigBee Alliance, PG&E Consultant , Security Working Group Chairman,

Robert Cragie

- Elia, Chief Information Officer, Pierre Loverius

- Serious Organised Crime Agency, Head of Information Security, Mario


- Vest Information Security, Managing Director, Marc M.J. Hullegie

- IOActive, Founder and President, Joshua Pennell

Apurien, Founder & Principal Consultant, Forum Chairman at Smartex,

Advisory Board at PayComm e.V, Owain Powell-Jones For more information and to book your place at this unmissable event visit Alternatively contact Jamison Nesbitt on +44(0)207-827-6164 or About SMI Group The SMi Group is a world leader in business to business information. With nearly two decades in the business, thousands of senior executives from blue chip companies have already benefited from SMi's highly targeted conferences, workshops and publications. For more information visit SOURCE SMi Group Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: United Kingdom INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CPR