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NERC’s annual Grid Security Conference (GridSecCon) series brings together cybersecurity and physical security experts from industry and government to share emerging security trends, policy advancements, and lessons learned related to the electricity sub-sector. The first conference was held in New Orleans in October 2011. 
The conference objectives include:
  • Promoting reliability of the bulk power system through training and industry education;
  • Delivering cutting-edge discussions on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) security threats, vulnerabilities, and lessons learned from senior industry and government leaders; and
  • Informing industry with security best-practice discussions on reliability concerns, risk mitigation, and physical security and cybersecurity threat awareness.

GridSecCon | 2016 Quebec, Canada | October 17 - 24, 2016

Event Date Time
Registraton Hours Monday, October 17 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Registration Hours Tuesday, October 18 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Training Tuesday, October 18 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception Tuesday, October 18 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration Hours Wednesday, October 19       7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Conference Day Wednesday, October 19 8:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Evening Reception Wednesday, October 19 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Conference Day Thursday, October 20 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Threat Brief - Secret Clearance Required      Friday, October 21 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Threat Brief - For Official Use Only Level Friday, October 21 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Utility Tour A Friday, October 21 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Utility Tour B Friday, October 21 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Utility Tour C Friday, October 21

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Utility Tour D Friday, October 21 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

***Conference Program***

Conference Registration

Training sessions

Threat briefs and tours



Travel & Accomodations:

At this time the NERC Hotel room block is sold out.  The headquarter hotel for this conference is the Hilton Quebec City, 1100 Rene Levesque East - Quebec City, Quebec. 

Hotel:  Block sold out!

The Canada Border Services Agency - International Events and Concention Services Program has officially recongized GridSecCon 2016.  To facilitate border procedures into Canada, each participant should have a copy of this letter and be in possession of an itemized list of articles stating description, quantity and value for presentation to CBSA officials.  The letter can be downloaded here.

For more information or questions, please contact E-ISAC Events.

Past events:

GridSecCon 2015 | 13-16 October, 2015
Held:Hilton Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, Pennsylvania. 
This conference theme focused on “Protect the Grid.”  The agenda included high-level speakers from industry and government as well as technical threat and solution discussions from recognized subject matter experts.
The final GridSecCon 2015 agenda may be found here.
GridSecCon 2014 | 14 - 17, October 2014
In October 2014, NERC hosted the fourth annual GridSecCon in San Antonio, Texas. Training tracks in physical security and cybersecurity took place on October 14. The main conference sessions with speakers and panels was on October 15–16.  Tours provided by the local host utility were available for a limited amount of attendees on October 17.
The final GridSecCon 2014 agenda may be found here.
Posted presentations from past conferences are below. The opinions expressed in these presentations and on the following slides are solely those of the presenter and not necessarily those of NERC. NERC does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of the information provided herein.




 GridSecCon Presentations

expand Grouping : 2011 ‎(13)
expand Grouping : 2012 ‎(3)
expand Grouping : 2013 ‎(14)
expand Grouping : 2014 ‎(13)
expand Grouping : 2015 ‎(24)
expand Grouping : 2016 ‎(16)

Past conferences:

​For information on GridSecCon 2012, click here.


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