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 will be held in Quebec, Canada, the week of October 17, 2016.
Tuesday, October 18, is the training session day (descriptions of the full day and half day sessions can be found here.)
Wednesday and Thursday (October 19-20) are the main conference sessions.
Friday, October 21, has local utility tours and threat briefs at the classified and FOUO level, which will end by noon.
An inital draft agenda can be found here, and a "save the date" document with initial information can be found here.
To make a reservation at the conference hotel, the Hilton Quebec, please use this link: NERC Room Block.
GridSecCon 2015 - 13-16 October, 2015; location: Hilton Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, Pennsylvania.
The theme for this year’s conference was “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.
On October 14–17, 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.