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The Grid Cyberthreat - Are We Prepared?

The Grid Cyberthreat - Are We Prepared?


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Ted Koppel, author of “Lights Out,” a veteran American broadcast journalist and the former anchor of ABC’s Nightline 

Live Speakers:

Caitlin A. Durkovich, Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection  National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Patricia Hoffman, Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, U.S. Department of Energy

Gerry Cauley,  President and CEO, North American Electric Reliability Corp.

Kevin Wailes, Vice Chair, Electric Subsector Coordinating Council, Lincoln Electric System administrator and chief executive officer

Edna M. Conway, Chief Security Officer, Global Value Chain, Cisco Systems, Inc. 


Join us on February 3rd at 2:00 PM EST: 

Ted Koppel has set off a firestorm with his explosive new book, “Lights Out”, which argues that a devastating cyberattack on our power grid is likely in coming years.

Koppel told The Energy Times in an exclusive interview, “ I conducted about 60 interviews on the subject, talking to the best experts I could find within the industry, within the intelligence community, the military and current and former leaders. The conclusion that I came to was that while there is not unanimity, the preponderance of expertise points in the direction of something like this not only being possible, but likely.”

Listen in to this pre-recorded interview which kicks off the webinar, as Koppel lays out the thesis of his book at the top of what promises to be a riveting, industry-significant webcast Feb. 3, from 2 – 3 pm ET.

Ted Koppel will set the stage.  For the bulk of the live webcast, The Energy Times’ editor-in-chief, Marty Rosenberg, has convened a panel made up of the key utility and government leadership responsible for protecting the grid and the American public. They will respond to Koppel’s allegations of how the utility sector and government is failing short on protecting the American public. They will discuss the policies and strategies in place to address these concerns. And they will explore what it will take in the future to reduce the risk Koppel has brought to the attention of the American public.

Listen in to learn:

  • What critics are saying about utility industry shortcomings on the security front – and understand the public anxiety that may engender among your customers, ratepayers and voters.
  • What policymakers and industry leaders are doing to address valid criticisms – and what you and your organization can and must do to achieve heightened grid security
  • What technological software and hardware fixes are on the horizon that utilities and their regulators will have to adopt and adapt to in coming years.
  • If you are a utility, large or small, your organization needs to understand this debate and its implications – in all its aspects. A cyberattack would, after all, be an existential threat to your company and threaten the safety of your customers.
  • If you are a state regulator, legislator or member of a federal agency tasked with keeping the American public safe, the themes we will delve into are at the heart of your mission and your professional, ethical and civic responsibilities.
  • Join us to deepen your understanding of the problem, public perceptions and misperceptions, and the policy, regulatory, technical and human resource strategies for addressing the risks that Ted Koppel and others have now put before the American public and the institutions that serve them.



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