Conference

2019 Western 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.
August 22, 2019
Anaheim, California

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 what 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 part of your responsibility will benefit from attending this important event.

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

Speakers

The Summit list of speakers can be viewed here.

Agenda

The Summit agenda can be viewed here.

8:30 am Opening Remarks
Morning Moderator: Peggy Welsh, Principal, Welsh Energy Consulting, LLC

8:45 am Setting the Stage: Lessons learned from your municipal colleagues on establishing and maintaining a successful cybersecurity program
David Alexander, Chief Information Security Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

9:15 am The APPA Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Program - What's in it for small and mid-size municipal utilities?
Nathan Mitchell, P.E., Senior Director, Cyber and Physical Security Services, American Public Power Association

9:45 am The APPA Cybersecurity Scorecard - How to assess and prioritize your cyber risk portfolio
Jason Christopher, Chief Technology Officer, Axio

10:15 am Networking Break

10:30 am The APPA Public Power Cybersecurity Roadmap - taking the next steps to success
Christopher Kelley, PMP, Vice President, Beam Reach Consulting Group

11:00 am The APPA Public Power Incident Response Playbook - a step-by-step guide on how to successfully overcome an incident once it has happened
Jack Eisenhower, President, Nexight Group

11:30 am Roundtable Discussion on the APPA tools available to municipal utilities
Discussion Leaders: Peggy Welsh, Principal, Welsh Energy Consulting, LLC and Christopher Kelley, PMP, Vice President, Beam Reach Consulting Group

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:15 pm Welcome Back and Announcements
Afternoon Moderator: Christopher Kelley, PMP, Vice President, Beam Reach Consulting Group

1:20 pm Resources from E-ISAC and MS-ISAC available to municipal utilities for information sharing that contribute to resilience and help prepare for responses
Laura Brown, Director of Programs and Engagement, Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and Kyle Bryans, Program Specialist, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)

2:00 pm APPA Weekly Situation Report- A resource for all municipal utilities 
Steve Parker, President and Chairman of the Board, EnergySec

2:30 pm Neighborhood Keeper Program - collaborative threat detection tool for small to medium sized public power utilities
Ben Miller, Vice President of Threat Operations, Dragos, Inc.

3:00 pm Networking Break

3:30 pm Cyber Everywhere - adapting security programs to consider the proliferation of IoT devices through things like Smart Cities initiatives
Piyush Pandey, Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

4:00 pm Resources from the federal government - U.S. Department of Homeland Security's efforts to support municipal utilities
Mark Bristow, Director, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC)'s Hunt and Incident Response Team (HIRT), Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

4:30 pm Group Discussion and Roundtable
Nathan Mitchell, P.E., Senior Director, Cyber and Physical Security Services, American Public Power Association

5:00 pm Closing Remarks
David Alexander, Chief Information Security Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

5:15 pm Close

Registration

Registration is free of charge to both members and non-members.

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

Summit Location & Hotel

All Summit events will take place at the Disneyland Hotel in the Magic Kingdom Ballrooms 1 and 4.

Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Find a map of the hotel here.

A block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $242 per night has been arranged with the hotel.

The hotel rooms are limited and on a first come, first serve basis. No additional rooms will be contracted due to other events in the area.

To book your rooms (and apply for discounted Disneyland park tickets), please follow this link and click on "Book Rooms" in the top right corner of the page.

Special discounted parking is available to attendees at a rate of $20 per night for self-parking and $30 per night for valet. When attendees pick up the vehicle at the end of their stay, they need to inform the parking attendant that they are with the EnergySec meeting to receive those discounted rates.

WiFi will be provided in the Magic Kingdom Ballroom at no charge to the attendees. There will be no power strips available at the tables during the meeting. So attendees are encouraged to ensure their laptops are fully charged if they wish to use the laptop during the meeting.