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Protecting the Electric Grid from Cyber Attacks: Where Do We Stand?


WHEN: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 2:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Washington Constitution A/B Ballroom, 1000 H Street, NW , Washington, DC, 20001

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The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) has convened the Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative, a joint effort of BPC’s Energy and Homeland Security Projects, to develop recommendations for how government and industry can protect the North American electric grid from cyber attacks. As part of this effort, BPC – along with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) – hosted a workshop to educate stakeholders, the media, and the public on the nature of cybersecurity challenges facing the electric sector; to highlight initiatives by industry and federal and state governments to address these challenges; and to identify additional efforts needed to protect the grid.

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General Michael Hayden
Principal, The Chertoff Group
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency
Co-chair, BPC Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative

Andy Ozment
Senior Director for Cybersecurity
National Security Staff, The White House


8:30 a.m. Breakfast Is Available

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

9:10 a.m. Keynote Address

General Michael Hayden, Principal, The Chertoff Group
Former CIA and NSA Director

9:45 a.m. Panel 1: Industry Responses and Challenges

Moderated by: Curt Hebert, Partner, Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC; former FERC Chairman

Chris Peters, Vice President for Critical Infrastructure Protection, Entergy

Ed Goetz, Vice President of Corporate and Information Security, Exelon

Doug Myers, Chief Information Officer, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Scott Saunders, Information Security Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:15 a.m. Panel 2: Federal Government Activities and Interagency Coordination

Moderated by: Scott Aaronson, Senior Director, National Security Policy, Edison Electric Institute

Larry Zelvin, Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), Department of Homeland Security

Michael Smith, Senior Cyber Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy

Matthew Blizard, Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection, NERC

Paul Stockton, Managing Director, Sonecon, LLC; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs

12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Lunch Speaker

Andy Ozment, Senior Director for Cybersecurity
National Security Staff, The White House

1:30 p.m. Panel 3: State Activities and Challenges

Moderated by: Sue Tierney, Managing Principal, Analysis Group

Terry Jarrett, Commissioner, Missouri Public Service Commission

Carolene Mays, Commissioner, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission

Mary-Anna Holden, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Greg Dierkers, Program Director for Energy and Transportation, National Governors Association

2:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

3:00 p.m. Adjournment

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Grand Hyatt Washington Constitution A/B Ballroom