Patrick Miller, President and CEO, National Electric Sector Cybersecurity Organization (NESCO) will deliver a compelling presentation addressing security threats and overcoming cybersecurity concerns allowing utilities in attendance to move forward with their smart grid initiatives. Miller is the founder of EnergySec, a nonprofit information sharing organization aimed at providing solutions to security concerns with a collaborative approach allowing individual companies to learn, discuss and implement solutions to mitigate security threats.
"Security has been a top priority and a major road block for many Utilities looking to implement smart grid initiatives. Having someone like Patrick, who has dedicated his career to protecting and defending the nation's critical energy infrastructure, deliver a keynote on cybersecurity and offer his solutions will be monumental in our efforts to work towards a smarter, more secure grid," said Bill Booth, GM Municipal Smart Grid Summit.
EnergySec is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation focused on information sharing and awareness related to security issues in the energy sector. Participation includes more than 500 industry professionals in the areas of information and physical security, engineering, plant operations, disaster recovery, telecommunications and other related disciplines representing more than one hundred energy companies throughout North America. For more information please visit http://energysec.org.
The MSGS event has a unique format focused on business development through private boardroom meetings where 100+ Electric Utility Municipal Executives aggregate to discuss the latest technological advances and solutions in Smart Grid technologies, with participating Summit vendors including: GE Digital Energy, Landis+Gyr, Northstar Utilities Solutions, AT&T, West Monroe Partners, Trilliant, ABB and IBEC among others. Smart Grid technology companies interested in developing business with US Municipal Utilities and participating in the 2011 MSGS should contact Colin Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (864) 751-4812