1:00 - 2:15 pm EDT
Smart Grid Security, Past, Present and Future
Smart grid security has led the charge in the realization of needed security within many areas of critical infrastructure. This session will examine the challenges currently faced by the industry, where the smart grid security market is going and growing, and what is needed in the future. Panelists will discuss the state of regulation, compliance and real security, as well as the unique challenges in protecting Intellectual Property in smart grid and critical infrastructure security systems. Attention will be given to the notion of "securing smart" and why the smart grid is just the beginning of securing many smart systems and processes.
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Senior Research Analyst
Bob Lockhart is a senior research analyst contributing to Pike Research’s Smart Grid practice, with a focus on cyber security markets. Mr. Lockhart is a recognized information security industry leader who spent 31 years at EDS, 17 of which were in information security management.
Mr. Lockhart has extensive leadership experience in the global technology and outsourcing industry, having supported more than 200 multinational clients. His career encompasses support or manufacturing, aerospace, government, financial services, outsourcing, and healthcare industries in both the United States and Europe. He has served multiple roles including Chief Security Officer, Software Manager, Security Portfolio Executive, Solution Architect, and Data Center Manager. He holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from Loyola Marymount University.
Principal Investigator, National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization
President and CEO, EnergySec
Patrick Miller has dedicated his career to the protection and defense of
the North American critical energy infrastructure. He is the founder,
President and CEO of EnergySec, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focusing
on information sharing, situational awareness and security advisory.
EnergySec began as a few colleagues meeting for lunch and has grown over
the past decade into a nationwide effort to promote sound security
principles in the energy industry. Patrick is also Principal Investigator
for the National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO), a
public-private partnership between the US Department of Energy and
EnergySec to enhance cybersecurity in the electric sector.
Patrick's diverse background in the Energy sector includes positions with
utility asset owners, regulators, and private consulting firms. He has also
held key positions in the Financial Services and Telecommunications
verticals. Patrick holds the CISA, CRISC and CISSP certifications, among
Patrick is an active member of several critical infrastructure security
working groups and regular speaker on the subjects of critical
infrastructure protection, process control system security, regulatory
compliance, audit, and privacy.
Theodore A. Wood|
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Mr. Wood is a director in the Electronics Group at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox with a unique confluence of nearly 30 years of microprocessor, computer networking, and communications related technical, legal, military, and business development experience. He uses this experience to help companies protect and leverage their innovation and ensure marketplace exclusivity.
Mr. Wood also leads the firm's Grid Industry Group, where he focuses on helping innovators involved with ensuring power grid resiliency in an evolving smart grid infrastructure.
Mr. Wood's work before the United States Patent and Trademark Office includes patent application preparation and prosecution, reissue, reexamination, and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. He has served the role of virtual in-house IP counsel for several high technology emerging companies, where he developed programs to identify, protect, manage, and commercialize IP assets. Additionally, he has helped establish reexamination strategies to challenge the validity of existing patents.
As a Director of ProjectSafety.org, Mr. Karisny has focused on wireless end-to-end encryption Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and anomaly event Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) security for mission critical applications including public safety, transportation, utilities and critical infrastructure. He is an adviser, consultant and corporate principle for organizations offering and requiring leading edge security solutions.
Mr. Karisny has over 20 years experience in fiber optic and wireless network infrastructure with experience in a variety of security methodologies. With a specific focus on municipal and rural wireless applications, he has researched specific security technologies that would best serve local public/private wireless network infrastructures, data collection and regional data centers for critical infrastructure.