NERC's annual Grid Security Conference (GridSecCon) series brings together cyber and physical security experts from industry and government to share emerging security trends, policy advancements, and lessons learned related to the electricity industry. NERC held the first GridSecCon 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 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 cyber and physical security threat awareness.


GridSecCon 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada | October 16-19, 2018

Location: Flamingo Las Vegas

3555 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Tel: 702-733-3111


The GridSecCon 2018 room rates start at $79 per night, plus tax and applicable fees. Reserve your room by visiting, or by phone at 702-733-3111.



Registration is now OPEN! Click here to view registration options, including training, tours, and threat briefings. The EARLY BIRD rate is $300.00 and is available until August 10. Regular registration rates will then be $350.00.

Training descriptions are here.

Agenda available here:

GridSecCon2018 Agenda.pdf 


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Past Events:

GridSecCon 2017 | October 17-20, 2017
Held: InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront, Minnesota

This conference's theme focused on unity of effort among industry, government and stakeholders to strengthen the North American grid. The two-day conference reflected the vital role the training plays in navigating a complex grid security environment, as well as the tools required for effective information sharing. The final GridSecCon 2017 program can be found here.

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 cyber security 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.

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Past conferences:

​For information on GridSecCon 2012, click here.