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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, 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.

Please go here for conference registration:
The final conference agenda is available here.

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GridSecCon 2017
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Blvd E., Saint Paul, MN
October 17 - 20, 2017


October 17, 2017 October 18, 2017 October 19, 2017 October 20, 2017
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Training Sessions ​8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Strategy and Threat Day 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Solutions Day 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | Unclassified Briefing (onsite)
​6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. | Welcome and Networking Reception ​6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | Main Reception 10:00 a.m.-noon | Classified Briefing (offsite)
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Utility and Facility Tour

Travel & Accomodations:
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Blvd E., Saint Paul, MN
Room Rates start at $192.00 per night, plus tax and applicable fees. The GridSecCon 2017 room block is open until it is sold out or until the room block reservation deadline of Sunday, October 1, 2017. Reserve your room by clicking here or by phone at 651-292-1900.

Training Tracks
On Tuesday, October 17, there are multiple training tracks available to conference attendees. More information can be found here:
A conference ticket must be purchased in order to attend any of the training sessions.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Saint Paul.

For more information or assistance, please contact the E-ISAC at or at 202-790-6000.

Request for Exhibitors:
Exhibitors can expect information to be distributed in June 2017.

Questions on this event? Please email us at, or visit our website

Past Events:

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.


 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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