Data and Information Communications Cybersecurity Best Practices for Public Power

Enhance your understanding of the complex task of securing data and information communications for public power utilities.
November 27, 2017

2 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern

This event is open to Association utility members only and is free of charge.

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Webinar Description

Reliable data and information form the backbone for the everyday operation of a utility. On the IT side of the house, utilities have confidential customer data, billing/financial data and other sensitive corporate data that needs to be protected for privacy and competitive reasons. No less important is the protection of the Operational Technology (OT) required for the monitoring and operations of the power system—EMS/SCADA systems, substations, smart metering, telecommunications, protection systems, monitoring systems, and physical protection systems. Data flows across many systems and this data needs to be trustworthy for these systems to function. Speakers will provide an overview of a report developed specifically for public power systems in this area. Results from public power surveys and recommendations and best practices to safeguard data and information in transit will be provided.

The purpose of this presentation and report is to:

  • Enhance understanding of the complex task of securing data and information communications for public power utilities
  • Provide case studies to illustrate typical data and information cyber postures of small, medium and large sized public power utilities
  • Provide recommendations for public power utilities to enhance their data and information communication security

Participants will receive a copy of the Association’s Information Assurance Report developed by AESI Inc.

This webinar and report was developed through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DE-OE0000811).

Who Should Participate

IT and OT managers and staff, cybersecurity personnel, utility managers, and leadership staff who have a role in cybersecurity and reliability.


  • Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Manager, American Public Power Association, Arlington, Virginia


  • Richard Ganton, Senior Engineer, AESI Inc.
  • Ed Lauman, Vice President, Operational Technology, AESI Inc.
  • Doug Westlund, Senior Vice President, AESI Inc.


  • This webinar is free of charge for Association members.
  • This event is open only to utility members.
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Questions for Speakers
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