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PG&E and Clasma Events Target Grid Cyber Security at GridSec Summit in San Francisco
[October 11, 2012]

PG&E and Clasma Events Target Grid Cyber Security at GridSec Summit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Clasma Events are hosting the first GridSec Summit in San Francisco, CA, October 22-24, to address the critical issues around cyber security and risk management for the nation's electrical infrastructure. This summit will bring together grid-security leaders for in-depth dialogue on the threats, opportunities, drivers and challenges of Smart Grid security - with a key focus on technology risk.

The summit's host utility, PG&E, will kick off the event by unveiling the utility's risk-management framework, which is a comprehensive process to continuously monitor and assess an entity's risk profile and posture, followed by a series of related workshops. The remaining agenda will include an in-depth executive roundtable, utility panels, and keynotes led by key security experts, including: Hank Kenchington, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Karen Austin, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, PG&E Corporation.


Mike Ahmadi, COO, GraniteKey LLC.

Annabelle Lee, Technical Executive - Cyber Security, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

See speaker list.

Key agenda topics include: Embedding cyber security thinking into the business process.

Implementing cyber security plans that align with business goals.

Cyber security architecture.

See full agenda here.

Don't miss these opportunities for learning, networking and in-depth dialogue with utility executives leading the cyber-security charge. Register today: http://www.GridSec.com.

About GridSec SummitThe GridSec Summit is an in-depth, executive-level conference for utility-industry cyber security experts to explore the threats, opportunities, drivers and challenges of Smart Grid security. GridSec will feature C-suite utility executives in a series of in-depth roundtables, keynotes, and panels to assess the current state of grid security, lessons learned, gaps, risks, threats and opportunities. With a focus on creating problem-solving dialogue and strategic networking opportunities, the event will be limited to 75 utility and 75 non-utility professionals to create a one-to-one ratio with utility participants.

About Clasma EventsClasma Events, Inc. specializes in strategic conferences at the center of the worldwide energy discussion: ConnectivityWeek, GridWeek, Grid-Interop, and GridSec. Clasma, GridWeek, ConnectivityWeek, Grid-Interop, and GridSec are trademarks or registered trademarks of Clasma Events Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Clasma Events, Inc.

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