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, and has rotated through the NERC Regional Entities across North America.
The conference objectives include:
- Promoting reliability of the bulk power system through training and 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.
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St. Paul, MN
October 17 - 20, 2017
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Request for Presentations:
Check back in March 2017 for information on how you can submit presentation and training topics for the conference.
Request for Exhibitors:
Exhibitors can expect information to be distributed in April 2017.
GridSecCon 2016 | October 18 - 20, 2016
Held: Hyatt Quebec City
This conference theme focused on "Northern Lights." The agenda included esteemed speakers from industry and government professionals. Academics also provided the future of research in the energy sector. The final GridSecCon 2016 agenda can be found here.
GridSecCon 2015 | October 13 - 16, 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 | October 14 - 17, 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.