19th Annual
EnergySec Security &
Compliance Summit

July 21-24, 2024 | Anaheim, CA

Speakers

Andrew Ginter
Andrew Ginter
At Waterfall Security, Andrew leads a team of experts working with the world's most secure industrial sites. He is the author of three books on industrial security, co-author of the IIoT SF and the UITP Guide to CyberSecurity in Tendering, and co-host of the Industrial Security Podcast.
Brian Pauling
Brian Pauling
I have served in a variety of executive, management and consulting capacities for over 25 years utilizing.my expertise to create, assess, and implement change across numerous industries and organizations, with a focus in the gas and electric utility industry. Most notably, my experience includes establishing and managing top tier NERC and corporate compliance departments, providing end to end compliance support (i.e., program development, program management, process design and implementation, RSAW documentation/review, internal controls program development and implementation, mock audits, audit support, penalty/sanction resoultion, etc.) to small and large utilities, and managing regulatory processes and relationships.
Jason Cromes
Jason Cromes
Jason Cromes is the Manager of the Identity Security organization at Southern Company. Over the past 2 years, he has built a high-performing team with considerable knowledge of on-premises and cloud identity including Auth & MFA, PAM, PKI, SOX, CIAM, mainframe identity and identity risk detection. Jason brings to his role 20 years of IT and OT experience across a broad range of infrastructure, telecom, cloud, application development, and security domains. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Monta Elkins
Monta Elkins
EnergySec Cyber Security Professional of the Year 2018
SAN ICS Cyber Security Principal Instructor
Hardware Hacking Essentials Training Course Author
Supply chipping attack feature at wired.com
60+ Security presentations at conferences including, DEFCON, RSA, EnergySec, S4 CS3STLM, Bsides LV, GridSecCon, Hack the Capitol and many others
Matt  Downey
Matt Downey
Mr. Downey serves as Vice President Energy and Supply Chain Sales with Fortress Information Security and is responsible for Fortress’ overall Sales effort within North American Energy Utility and adjacent markets. Matt has worked within the Energy industry for the past 26 years, having served in Customer-facing capacities with Datamatic, Inc, Elster-ABB, Space-Time Insight, and Nokia prior assuming his current role at Fortress. During this time, he has accrued vital experience listening to his Clients and tailoring specific solutions to their needs.
Nate Evens
Nate Evens
Dr. Nathaniel Evans is a senior cybersecurity researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently works on a variety of proactive cybersecurity projects involving critical infrastructure including the development of DOE’s Energy Threat Analysis Center. Nate created a cybersecurity assessment for critical infrastructure that is used heavily by DHS and has three R&D 100 awards for his research in proactive cybersecurity. Nate graduated with his PHD from Iowa State University and has had a variety of positions within industry and the National Labs.
Pierre Janse van Rensburg
Pierre Janse van Rensburg
With a keen will to continually deepen his knowledge, Mr. Janse van Rensburg’s career history highlights expertise and demonstrated skill sets in areas such as system security, support, administration and management, system / process development and implementation, team leadership, project management, consulting, training and mentoring. He has played key roles in the development of multiple organizations' Compliance and Cybersecurity Programs (NERC CIP, NIST CSF, IEC-62443), as well as ongoing maintenance. He provides consulting service in a wide range of cybersecurity projects including working with large industrial utilities such as BC Hydro, AltaLink, and ENMAX Power. Prior to joining BBA he was responsible for the day-to-day operational security of a large municipal utility T&D SCADA network. His proven ability to quickly grasp and master new technical concepts and technologies and responsibility in managing multi-level projects to fruition effectively make him a great asset to every team.
Matt Caves
Matt Caves
Matt Caves currently serves as the Corporate Compliance Officer and Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Compliance for Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC), a generation and transmission cooperative located in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Prior to joining WFEC, Matt spent almost 15 years as a state regulator and in private practice handling a wide variety of regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement and litigation issues. Matt is a member of the Markets and Operations Policy Committee (MOPC) and Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) of the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and serves on the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Advisory Council (CMEPAC). He also serves on the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Air Quality Advisory Council (AQAC). Matt obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Oklahoma, College of Law.

Sponsors

Fortress is the AI-powered cybersecurity company, defending critical infrastructure, government agencies, and their supply chains against cyber threats and mission risks.
We know that the security and stability of our energy and utilities infrastructure is absolutely critical to sustaining our economy. We know our nation’s defenders deserve the best tools in hand to safeguard our way of life. Understanding third-party risk, illuminating and resolving vulnerabilities, and ensuring safe operation – these are the challenges we set out to solve. It’s Absolutely Critical.

Waterfall Security Solutions’ unbreachable OT cybersecurity technologies keep the world running. For more than 15 years, the most important industries and infrastructure have trusted Waterfall to guarantee safe, secure and reliable operations. The company’s growing list of global customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear generators, onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, utility companies, and more. Waterfall’s patented Unidirectional Gateways and other solutions combine the benefits of impenetrable hardware with unlimited software-based connectivity, enabling 100% safe visibility into industrial operations and automation systems.

Siemens’ technology empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies: industry, transportation, buildings and grids. Siemens is well placed to help integrators and operators meet increasing cybersecurity demands as a vendor and single-source supplier of industrial automation and communication systems. Specifically for Critical Infrastructure communications networks, Siemens’ RUGGEDCOM hardware, software, and expertise is our best-in-class solution, purpose-built with power utilities in mind.