14th Annual Security
& Compliance Summit

Reducing Complexity in a Complex World: What Every Utility Needs to Know about Cyber

Abstract

The evolution of the Utility industry over the last 20 years has been remarkable. What once was an industry focused on the efficient production of power from fossil fuels has now evolved into a competitive market place with a focus on renewables, big data, aging workforce and now, more than ever, cybersecurity. Identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity strategies, fit for your environment, can be difficult as we are asked to manage more with less. This presentation will explore the complex challenges of the power industry, present the basics of cybersecurity that should be adopted by all organizations and how adopting solutions while partnering with key vendors can help reduce the overall complexity of implementing and maintaining a strong cybersecurity and compliance program.

Dave Foose

David Foose is the Security Solutions Program Manager at Emerson Automation Solutions, Power & Water Solutions. In this role, David is responsible for setting the direction of Emerson’s security solutions business including establishing product and service roadmaps, providing sales support and leading the Ovation Cyber Emergency Response Team. David frequently presents on the topics of cybersecurity and industrial control system protections at industry conferences and trade shows and is active in the threat intelligence community ensuring Emerson is able to provide timely notification to its user base regarding current threats and malware campaigns. Previously, David was the Ovation Security Technology Development Manager responsible for the overall design, development and implementation of security controls for the Ovation control system as well as Emerson’s Power and Water Cybersecurity Suite. Prior to joining Emerson in 2008, David worked for more than 10 years in a commercial IT environment as a network administrator responsible for security hardware and software evaluation. David’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree complemented by a Master’s of Science degree in IT Security and Assurance from Robert Morris University along with several industry certifications focused on the security and defense of Industrial Control Systems. David resides in Gibsonia, PA with his wife Jaime and two daughters Paige and Piper.

Glenn Heinl

Glenn Heinl, is the Vice President of North America Lifecycle Services for Power & Water Solutions. In this role, he has responsibility the overall leadership and direction of the Lifecycle Services organization including Regional Operations, Lifecycle and Educational Services, Security Solutions, and SureService and Lifecycle Proposals. Glenn also actively participates on the Emerson’s Global Lifecycle Services Council to facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration and best practices for Lifecycle Services across business units and world areas. With more than 25 years of service at Emerson, Glenn is an integral part of the Power & Water Solutions organization focused on ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction while working to bring innovative project and service solutions to Power and Water customers nationwide.

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