Event

2019 Midwest Regional Municipal Utility Cybersecurity Summit

The Summit will provide education on the tools, technologies and resources available to municipal utilities to establish and maintain a successful cybersecurity program, no matter what the size of your utility.
July 24 - 25, 2019
University of Nebraska at Kearney

Description

The Summit will provide education on the tools, technologies, and resources available to municipal utilities to establish and maintain a successful cybersecurity program, no matter the size of your utility. The Summit will also provide networking and information sharing opportunities so that attendees can learn from each other. All utility executives, managers, and engineers with cybersecurity as a part of your responsibility will benefit from attending this important event.

Day one will include both a management and operations track and will provide a combination of introductory and advanced concepts for cybersecurity at your organization. Day two will provide more detailed information for IT, OT, and security practitioners interested in exploring security tools and resources available for public power. 

Please register using this link or the button on the banner above.

Speakers

The Summit list of speakers can be viewed here.

Agenda

The Summit agenda can be viewed here.

Day One

12:30 pm Welcome and opening remarks
TBD

1:00 pm Panel Discussion: Case Studies in Cybersecurity
Moderator: Christopher Kelley, PMP, Beam Reach Consulting Group

  • Recovering from an incident- what do you do when your city is attacked?
    • Chris Lindell, Electronic Systems Analyst, Beatrice City Board of Public Works
  • Title TBD
    • NPPD
  • Stories from the field: Russian grid attack
    • Michael Tomasiewicz, Lead Cyber Security Analyst, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)

2:30 pm Networking Break

3:00 pm Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery System (CEDS): Overview of program and available resources
Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director, American Public Power Association

3:30 pm Information Sharing Resources for Resilience and Preparedness
Kyle Bryans, Program Specialist, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

4:15 pm DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Enhancing Rural Public Power Cybersecurity Capabilities
Greg Hollingsead, Protective Security Advisor, U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Nebraska

5:00 pm Roundtable Discussion
Moderators: Peggy Welsh, Welsh Energy Consulting and Christopher Kelley, PMP, Beam Reach Consulting Group

  • Top resources
  • Actions: What can you put into place now at your utility?
  • Actions: How will you maintain a successful cybersecurity program?

5:30 pm Testing Network Investigative Techniques (NITs)
Dr. Matthew Miller, Assistant Professor, Cyber Systems Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney

5:50 pm Closing Remarks
Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director, American Public Power Association

6:00 - 7:00 pm Virtual Reality Cybersecurity Laboratory Tour
Dr. Sherri Harms, Department Chair, Professor, Cyber Systems Department, University of Nebraska at Kearney

Day Two

8:00 am Welcome and Objectives of the Day
Dennis Snook, Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity, Omaha Public Power District (OPPD)

8:15 am Resources Discussion: The Elements of a Successful Public Power Cybersecurity Program and Why It Matters
Moderator: Christopher Kelley, PMP, Vice President, Beam Reach Consulting Group

  • Cybersecurity resources for Nebraska Public Power
    • Tim Pospisil, Director of Corporate Security & Chief Security Officer, Nebraska Public Power District
  • Monitoring and response resources available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Alex Cassar, Director, FBI SCADA Group and Matt Saad, Special Agent, FBI Cyber Task Force Lincoln Division
  • State resources and support from Nebraska Energy Office
    • Doris Jansky, Statistical Analyst, Nebraska Energy Office, State of Nebraska
  • MS-ISAC information sharing and available resources for public power
    • Eugene Kipniss, Program Manager, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

10:15 am Networking Break

10:30 am Tool Discussion: Specific cybersecurity tools and technologies for public power utilities to establish and maintain your security program
Moderators: Peggy Welsh, Principal, Welsh Energy Consulting and Christopher Kelley, PMP, Beam Reach Consulting Group

  • Using the Public Power Cybersecurity Scorecard to assess your utility's cybersecurity maturity
    • Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer, Axio
  • Neighborhood Keeper - collaborative threat detection and intelligence program for small and medium sized providers
    • Matt Bodman, Advisor, Dragos
  • Elements of the Public Power Cyber Roadmap and how to use it effectively as your utility builds its cybersecurity program
    • Christopher Kelley, PMP, Vice President, Beam Reach Consulting Group

12:30 pm Working lunch

1:15 pm Tabletop exercise: Incident Response Playbook. Facilitated, discussion-based exercise that will simulate a hypothetical cyber attack affecting business and operational systems at multiple public power utilities.
Jack Eisenhauer, President, Nexight Group

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm Continue Incident Response Playbook Tabletop Exercise
Jack Eisenhauer, President, Nexight Group

4:15 pm Table reports and group discussion
Moderators: Peggy Welsh, Principal, Welsh Energy Consulting and Christopher Kelley, PMP, Beam Reach Consulting Group

4:45 pm Closing Remarks
Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director, American Public Power Association

5:00 pm Close

Registration

Registration is free of charge.

Please register using this link or the button in the banner above. 

Summit Location 

All Summit events will take place at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Student Union Building, Ponderosa Room. 

Park anywhere near the Student Union at no cost. 

Hotel

Your choice. Some options include:

Country Inn & Suites by Raddison, Kearney, NE
105 Talmadge Street
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 236-7500

Holiday Inn Kearney
110 S 2nd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 237-5971

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kearney
510 W Talmadge Road
Kearney, NE 68845
(308)  236-4200

Hampton Inn Kearney
507 Talmadge Street
Kearney, NE 68845
(308) 234-3400

Comfort Inn
118 3rd Ave
Kearney, NE 68847
(308) 236-3400