Hey! Long time no post.  As a quick follow-up to the last few posts, our Cyber Security in Transportation Conference ended up with 300+ attendees from industry and government!. It was fun, educational, and wildly successful. 

Now, I’m back here to encourage you (if you have a personal or professional interest in Energy Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security and/or Risk Management) to attend the Security Risk Management Practices for Electric Utilities Town Hall in New Orleans this May 30-31 put on by NESCO. 

I’ll be speaking as part of a panel and am looking forward to some fantasic conversations! More info below:


Electric Sector Cybersecurity Town Hall

Security Risk Management Practices For The Electric Sector

Presented by: National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization

Hosted by: Entergy – http://www.entergy.com/

Security risk management is a topic of continued discussion in the electric sector.

It can be a daunting task and often overwhelming when faced with trying to

implement the many security risk management models available.

This town hall style meeting brings together many of the industries leading

security professionals to explore security risk management practices for the

electric sector in depth.

You will have the opportunity to participate in open discussions with security risk

experts, hear about solutions implemented by utility security teams and learn

more about industry specific security risk management guidelines.

You are invited to be part of this important meeting.

For more information click here http://nescotownhall2012.eventbrite.com/ or call

Abbie Trimble at 503-446-1223 or abbie@energysec.org



William N. Bryan – Manage Risk Before It Manages You

US Department of Energy, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Infrastructure Security

and Energy Restoration

Matthew Light – Overview of the Cyber Security Risk Management Process

U.S. Department of Energy, Infrastructure System Analyst

Patrick Miller – Electric Sector Risk Management – Past, Present and Future

National Electric Sector Cyber Security Organization (NESCO), Principal


Katie Jereza – Aha! Valuable Tools for Managing Supply Chain Risk

Energetics Incorporated, Program Director/ U.S.Resilience Project, Liaison



Brandon Dunlap – Brightfly, Managing Director of Research



Prudence Parks, United Telecom Council, Director of Government Affairs and

Legislative Council

Robert Coles, National Grid, CISO & Head of Digital Security and Risk

Dave Lewis, AMD, Senior Information Security Analyst

Ben Tomhave, Lockpath, MS, CISSP, Principal Consultant

Craig Miller, NRECA, Senior Program Manager

Jack Whitsitt, TSA/DHS, Team Lead, Cyber Security Awareness and Outreach

Louis Dabdoub III, Entergy, Manager, Corporate Security

Mark Ellister, Eugene Water and Electric Board, Sr. Security Specialist

For more information click here http://nescotownhall2012.eventbrite.com/ or call

Abbie Trimble at 503-446-1223 or abbie@energysec.org

Presented by the National Electric Sector Cyber Security Organization(NESCO),

a program of EnergySec