Just Secure It: Securing the Funding, Know-How, and Visibility Tools to Protect Your Critical Utilities Assets

Keysight Technologies and Ampere Industrial Security cordially invite you to an exclusive seminar in early October, featuring renowned industrial security expert, Dr. Emma Stewart, of Idaho National Laboratory and formerly with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Given the rising threat of cyberattack on critical assets like electric utility substations, water systems, natural gas pipelines, and transportation systems, it’s hard to know where to start.

In our half-day seminar, we will share best practices for securing these “crown jewels” as well as potential funding sources to do so.

We’ll discuss the latest regulatory developments that cover each of the utilities sectors, best practices from the bulk electricity sector and others on how to secure your assets, plus what funding sources and grants are available for local and cooperative entities to get started.

In addition to all of the great content, you’ll have the chance to network with your peers from across the state of Washington over lunch and as part of the group discussion.

Dr. Emma Stewart, is a consultant with Ampere and a distribution grid security and federal funding SME.  She was previously the chief scientist at NRECA and led initiatives on cybersecurity, resilience, and federally funded R + D for over 900 electric co-ops. Emma has over 15 years experience in power systems, resilience and sensing including being the Associate Program Leader for Defense Infrastructure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she led a research team in providing assured power and emergency restoration solutions for critical facilities, advanced sensing and measurement for resilience and cyber applications. Emma also led teams at LBNL, and DNV GL in distribution grid analysis and analytics, along with performing interconnection analyses for multiple utilities and state organizations. Emma developed the first distribution-synchrophasor network within the US grid, with the data currently in use in many R + D activities throughout the national lab and industrial network. She received her PhD in Electrical Engineering in 2009, and Masters in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in 2005, both from University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

WeWork Sunset North

3120 139th Ave SE, Room 5W101

Bellevue, WA 98005

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10:30am Welcome and Introductions   Eric Floyd & Dan Vaughn, Keysight
10:45am State of the Industry: Cybersecurity for Regulated Assets   Jason Smith, Ampere
11:30am    Methods and Opportunities to Secure Less Regulated Assets Dr. Emma Stewart, INL
12:15pm Lunch and Open Discussion/Q&A
1:15pm Role of Network Security and Visibility to Achieve Desired State Hans Hohener, Keysight
2:30pm Wrap-up  Eric Floyd & Dan Vaughn, Keysight

Seats are limited and expected to be reserved quickly so please register early, and feel free to pass along the invite to your colleagues in the critical infrastructure sector. Questions? Contact Eric.floyd@keysight.com 

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight’s Network Visibility Solutions (NVS) deliver complete access to both OT and IT networks. Complete, real-time visibility starts with “tapping” networks to capture and copy traffic used in performance and security monitoring, incident response, forensics, and analysis. Keysight’s Network Packet Brokers aggregate, process, and deliver traffic data to OT security tools, filtering out traffic not relevant to SCADA security (such as CCTV video over IP traffic). The Vision series of packer brokers and OT security tools can be integrated with security information and event management (SIEM) and other systems to establish automated threat response to indicators of compromise (IoCs). More information is available at www.getnetworkvisibility.com/industry/industrial/.

About Ampere Industrial Security

Ampere Industrial Security is based in Portland, Oregon, USA. We specialize in industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) security. We help you keep the lights on, water pumping, gas flowing, transportation moving — and all other industrial technologies safe and secure. Protecting industrial control systems and operational technologies is our specialty.