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Thursday, March 26 • 8:30am - 9:30am
Securing Critical Infrastructure (Cybersecurity)

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Cybersecurity is a hot topic, but it is probably the hottest topic that can’t be discussed much. Even with the secretive nature of cybersecurity, this session will pull back the curtain to provide a glimpse into the current and future state of cybersecurity for North American utilities.
  • Will cyber attacks on U.S. utilities would increase in frequency and expand to include both OT and IT systems? 
  • Who will be making strategic and day-to-day decisions about cybersecurity? 
  • Which technologies will have the highest demand for security?


Moderator
avatar for Dr. Erfan Ibrahim

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim

Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security & Resilience, National Renewable Energy Lab
Erfan Ibrahim is a well-known engineer, speaker, and executive who is widely recognized as a smart energy thought leader. Erfan has over 27 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications and Software industries with specialties in cybersecurity, data communications, wireless networking, network management, smart energy networks, standards development, product management, business development, and... Read More →

Speakers
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John C. Allen

P.E., Director – Physical Security, Iberdrola USA
John Allen is the director of physical security for Iberdrola USA. In this role, Mr. Allen is responsible for security operations, security systems and fire protections systems at Iberdrola USA facilities in New York and New England, which provide electricity generation, transmission & distribution, and natural gas distribution. Prior to his current role Mr. Allen was the director of NERC compliance for Iberdrola USA, providing compliance... Read More →
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Paul J. Feldman

Director, MISO
Mr. Feldman is a Current Director and past chairman of the Midcontinent ISO (MISO).  At MISO, serves on the Markets Committee, Information Technology and Human Resources.  U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz appointed Mr. Feldman to serve on the NCC and advise on matters related to electricity and transmission systems.  He also serves as a member to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden on the Energy Systems Integration... Read More →
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Gary Hayes

SVP and CIO for Technology Operations, Centerpoint Energy
Gary Hayes, Senior Vice President and CIO for Technology Operations, joined CenterPoint Energy in 2010. In this position, he leads the technology solutions and infrastructure across CenterPoint Energy’s electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, and competitive natural gas sales and services which serves more than five million metered customers in six states. Hayes brings to CNP over 35 years of utility experience... Read More →
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Brett Luedde

Director - Critical infrastructure Protection, ViaSat
Mr. Luedde leads global business development and strategy for the Critical Infrastructure Security business. His responsibilities include sales, marketing, business planning, and setting the overall strategic direction. He has spent his career involved in large industrial businesses in both operational and business development roles of increasing scope and complexity. Prior to joining ViaSat, Mr. Luedde was the director of global business... Read More →
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Omer Schneider

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder, CyberX
Omer Schneider is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CyberX. Over the last decade, Omer has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the cyber security world. | | During his extended military career with the IDF, Omer headed the cyber security operations, research and development in an elite unit and was a member of the Israeli national cyber security initiative. Omer has a unique blend of leadership skills, business acumen... Read More →
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Lorie Wigle

Vice President, General Manager IOT Security Solutions, Intel Security
Lorie Wigle is building a new business focused on securing critical infrastructure and IOT more broadly at Intel Security. Lorie has been with Intel for nearly 30 years in a wide variety of marketing and technical roles. She has an MBA from Portland State University and a BA degree from the University of Oregon.  Lorie was named one of the three most powerful women in smart grid by Smart Grid Newsletter and one of top 10 women in... Read More →


Thursday March 26, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Level M3 | Grand Ballroom AT&T Conference Center

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