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Securing the Smart Grid cyber infrastructure

The vision of the future Smart Grid involves an unprecedented transformation of our current electrical industry, with the introduction and integration of intelligent communications architecture.

PRLog - Oct. 5, 2011 - WATERLOO, U.K. -- The vision of the future Smart Grid involves an unprecedented transformation of our current electrical industry, with the introduction and integration of intelligent communications architecture.

While the benefits of carbon reduction, reliability and controlled consumption remain firm drivers to support this change, the vulnerability and threat profile associated with the business model remain a critical priority.

SMi’s Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy Forum will address the threat landscape of cyber attacks, as well as privacy, integrity, and security of data involving Smart Grid technology. Taking place in Amsterdam from the 14-15 November 2011. One of the feature speakers will be:

Patricia Robison, Smart Grid Project Manager, Con Edison of New York, Inc.

Her presentation will cover:

Securing the Smart Grid cyber infrastructure

• Securely extending and interconnecting the electric Grid with Smart Grid components and communications
• Applying the NIST framework and IEC standards to Smart Grid implementations
• Layering cyber Security across Smart Grid components and communications
• Smart Grid cyber security integrated with critical infrastructure protection
• Enabling situational awareness for Smart Grid electric system and cyber security monitoring

Ms. Robison is a technology specialist with expertise in cyber security and technology implementation in the financial services and energy industries: She is currently a member of the Smart Grid Demonstration Project Team at Con Edison in New York City. As a cyber security and technology specialist in the energy industry, she has designed security solutions for smart grid networks and performed reviews of major energy management systems to insure critical infrastructure protection compliance as designated by FERC.  Previously she designed and managed system integration project for Consolidated Edison's Electric Distribution Control Centers. She authored /co-authored articles about the distribution control center integration projects: “Migration and Integration of New Technologies in Distribution Control Centers”, DADSM, December 1996, “Large Screen Display Technologies”, IEEE, July 1996, “Control Room Systems Integration”, Computer Applications in Power, January 1993. As a consultant she also provided expertise for Northeast Utilities Transmission Control Center.  As a professor at New York University, she designed the curriculum and requirements for NYU’s Certificate in Information Systems Security.  As a Chief Technology Officer, she developed security solutions for cross-enterprise cyber security controls and secure eCommerce transactions which resulted in patented solutions for delegated security administration.

View the full speaker line-up and REGISTER at

For further information contact:
Jules Omura
Tel: 44 (0)20 7827 6018
Email: jomura@smi-online.co.uk

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