14th Annual Security
& Compliance Summit

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Join us at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA!

August 27-29, 2018

This year’s annual Summit offers interactive learning, as EnergySec partner Claroty brings the ICS Village to town!! More details below…

As last year’s annual Summit was another huge success, we are excited to be back at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim for our 14th installment! We are the premier security conference for critical infrastructure and one of the longest running events of its kind in the nation.

The unique qualities of our Summit reside in the vast array of industry leaders and experts we invite to participate in the event.  Attendees benefit from a diverse collection of perspectives, knowledge, and experience as our presenters and panelists journey from destinations all around nation and globe! With such a concentration of thought leadership and talent, the stage is set for passionate discussion and debate on a variety of topics that highlight the burning issues and evolving needs of our industry.

Navigate our Summit page to learn more about this year’s exciting topics and speakers. Registrations and rooms go fast so start planning your educational experience and relaxing fun in the sun today!

ICS Village

EnergySec is excited to announce, and new to this year’s summit, our hosting of the industry recognized ICS Village! This hands on learning experience offers defenders of all skill level the opportunity to become more knowledgeable and prepared for the industrial threats of tomorrow.  The ICS Village provides a safe space to test and document realistic attack and defense scenarios.  To build a more authentic experience, the makers of ICS Village blend together simulated ICS environments with physical industrial components like Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), Remote Telemetry Units (RTU), actuators, and miniature robotic arms. Be sure to stop by their expo space #113 to learn more about the project and how you can get involved.

Each year we like to bring to attention our commercial partners who help us make the EnergySec Summit the success it is today. By providing new and interesting technology, best practices, and thought leadership they are at the forefront of our evolving industry.  As this year is no different, we are  pleased to announce the ICS Village was brought to you by our partners at Claroty and ICS Village!

 Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Who should attend?

  • Chief technology officers (CTO)
  • Chief security officers (CSO)
  • Chief information officers (CIO)
  • Department of Homeland Security personnel
  • Department of Energy personnel
  • General Managers (municipal, coops, power plants, etc)
  • Compliance managers
  • Regulatory specialist
  • Operations managers
  • IT & security architects
  • Cyber risk managers
  • Auditors
  • Security analysts
  • Program and Project managers

Click HERE to view presentation abstracts and information about our speakers.

Day 1 - Aug. 27

  • 9:00a – 5:00p
    Registration Open
  • 10:00a – 4:30p (Lunch will be served)
    Birds of a Feather Sessions: Concurrent break-out sessions in four areas of interest

Security Leadership

  • 10:00a – 11:00a
    Open Networking Time
  • 11:00a – 12:00p
    Questions boards should about cybersecurity
    Paul Feldman | Energy Industry Board Member and Advisor
  • 12:00p – 1:00p
  • 1:00p – 2:00p
    Building a cybersecurity engineering team for IT AND OT environments
    Dave Reinecke | Sr. Manager of Cyber Security | Xcel Energy
  • 2:00p – 2:30p
    Make compliance management a competitive advantage
    Ryan Spelman | MPA, GSLC, GCCC, Senior Director | Center for Internet Security
  • 2:30p – 3:00p
    Networking Break
  • 3:00p – 3:30p
    Bridging the gap between industry and academia
    Dilhan Rodrigo | Managing Director | CREDC
  • 3:30p – 4:30p
    Workforce Development: Building the pipeline for the next generation
    Steve Parker | President | EnergySec

Security Operations

  • 10:00a – 11:00a
    Sharing What Matters: Accelerating Incident Response and Threat Hunting By Sharing Behavioral Data
    Dan Gunter and Marc Seitz | Principal Threat Analyst and Threat Analyst | Dragos
  • 11:00a – 12:00p
    Operationalizing Threat Intelligence
    Dave Foose | Ovation Security Solutions Program Manager | Emerson
  • 12:00p – 1:00p
  • 1:00p – 1:45p
    ICS Forensics, Transition to Practice
    Glen Chason | CISSP, Principal Technical lead – Cyber Security | Electric Power Research Institute
  • 1:45p – 2:30p
    Case-study of a cryptojacking malware in a SCADA network
    Ilan Barda | CEO | Radiflow
  • 2:30p – 3:00p
    Networking Break
  • 3:00p – 3:30p
    Evaluating Security Monitoring Strategies in Energy Delivery System Networks
    Adam Hahn | Assistant Professor and WSU Site Lead | CREDC
  • 3:30p – 4:30p
    Structure Threat Role for Automated Response
    Rita Foster and Corey Mclelland | Idaho National Labs


  • 10:00a – 11:00a
    FERC Security for hydropower
    Chris Shephard | Gannett Fleming
  • 11:00a – 12:00p
    Low Impact electronic locks
    Nick Weber | Grant County Public Utility Commission
  • 12:00p – 1:00p
  • 1:00p – 1:45p
    Supply Chain Roundtable
    Dave Foose | Ovation Security Solutions Program Manager | Emerson
  • 1:45p – 2:30p
    Cloud Roundtable
  • 2:30p – 3:00p
    Networking Break
  • 3:00p – 3:45p
  • 3:45p – 4:30p

Security Architecture

  • 10:00a – 12:00p
    Open Networking
  • 11:00a – 12:00p
  • 1:00p – 1:45p
    SCADA Isolation project
    Jacob Kitchell | Manager – Utility Communications | Exelon
  • 1:45p – 2:30p
  • 2:30p – 3:00p
    Networking Break
  • 3:00p – 3:45p
  • 3:45p – 4:30p

5:00p – 7:00p
Welcome Reception: Bring your family and join us for light refreshments, networking, and a special visit from some of our favorite Disney friends. Photo opportunities will be available with Disney characters.

7:00p – 9:00p
Student/Industry Dinner: Have you purchased your ticket for this special evening with future industry professionals? This dinner provides an opportunity to network with students interested in security careers in the energy sector.

Day 2 - Aug. 28

  • 7:00a – 4:00p
    Registration Open
  • 7:30a – 8:00a
    A Continental Breakfast will be served in the Expo area.
  • 8:00a – 8:15a
    Opening Remarks
  • 8:15a – 9:00a
    Opening Keynote: The Digital Utility Transformation: Opportunities and the Way Forward
    Gaétan Houle | P.Eng, MBA | SNC Lavalin
  • 9:00a – 9:30a
    Post-Secondary Power Security Education : Building an education pipeline to satisfy industry needs.
    Ben Winslett | Senior Security Analyst | Arizona Public Service
  • 9:30a – 10:00a
    The DOE Cyber Defense Competition: An analysis and view of the future
    Nathaniel Evans | Cyber Operations, Analysis and Research Lead | Argonne National Lab
  • 10:00a – 10:30a
    Networking Break with Refreshments served in the Expo area.
  • 10:30a – 11:00a
    Easing NERC CIP Compliance with Automated Asset Inventory for Substations
    Brian Proctor, Brandon Workentin | Security Matters
  • 11:00a – 11:30a
    Cyber Resiliency for ICS Environments
    Barak Perelman | CEO, Indegy
  • 11:30a – 12:00p
    Physical and Cyber Resilience on the Energy Grid
    Ronald Keen | DHS
  • 12:00p – 1:15p
    Catered Luncheon
  • 1:15p – 2:15p
    Panel – Security Implications of Commercial Drones
    Moderator: Ernie Hayden
    Panelist: Brian Harrell | Managing Director of Enterprise Protective Services | Duke Energy
    Others To Be Announced
  • 2:15p – 3:15p
    The Elevator: Rapidfire Overviews of Security Solutions
    Participating Companies: Anomali, Darktrace, Nozomi Networks, Tripwire, Verve Industrial Protection
  • 3:15p – 5:30p
    Expo Hall Open | Refreshments, Networking, Prize Giveaways, and more
    Checkout the ICS Village in Booth #113
  • 5:30p –
    Evening Events

Day 3 - Aug. 29

  • 7:00a – 4:00p
    Registration Open
  • 7:30a – 8:00a
    A Continental Breakfast will be served in the Expo area.
  • 8:00a – 8:15a
    Opening Remarks
  • 8:15a – 9:00a
    Keynote Address – To Be Announced
  • 9:00a – 10:00a
    Panel: Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud
  • 10:00a – 10:30a
    Networking Break with Refreshments served in the Expo area
  • 10:30a – 11:00a
    Cyber Maintenance: Placing Security Controls in Work Management
    Michael Toecker | Chief Technical Officer | inspekt.us
  • 11:00a – 11:30a
    Building an Innovative and Effective OT SOC with Real-time OT Security Monitoring Capability
    Greg Villano | IACS Cybersecurity Supervisor | Diamond Offshore Drilling
  • 11:30a – 12:00p
    To Be Announced
  • 12:00p – 1:30p
    EnergySec’s Annual Awards Luncheon
    Join us as we honor our Security Leader and Security Professional of the Year
  • 1:30p – 2:00p
    Demystifying ICS Cyber Risk
    Michael Radigan | OT Strategy | Leidos Cyber, Inc.
  • 2:00p – 2:30p
    Jumping Airgaps
    Monta Elkins | Hacker-in-Chief | Foxguard Solutions
  • 2:30p – 3:30p
    Panel: Blockchain Cybersecurity Implications for the Energy Sector
  • 3:30p
    Summit Closes: See you next year!

Disneyland Hotel

1150 West Magic Way | Anaheim, CA | 92802 | Phone: (714) 778-6600

Hotel Registration is open today (hurry…these rooms go fast!). We have secured a special room rate of $219/night at the famous Disneyland Hotel. Take advantage of this special opportunity to bring the whole family along! EnergySec attendees and their families are invited to visit the theme parks at an exclusive rate offered by Disney. Not interested in waiting in lines? Downtown Disney is always a great time with the foot-tapping live music and carefree atmosphere. When you need a break from the hustle and bustle the resort itself offers a number of swimming pools and waterslides that are sure to tempt those families looking to recharge the batteries, enjoy the weather, and stay cool.

The Disneyland Hotel is the perfect spot to have a summit! The meeting rooms are spacious, the exhibitor space is outstanding, the food amazing and the atmosphere is unmatched. Look for the conference rooms near the pool area next to Goofy’s kitchen. Most activities are held up stairs – just follow the signs and you will find our smiling faces at the registration desk.

Bring the Whole Family

Special Rate of $219/night. We have also worked out a deal for magical prices on Disneyland park tickets. Click the button for more details.

Numerous sponsorship opportunities exist for this event, including a large exhibit hall. Contact us at info@energysec.org for details.

Sponsorship opportunities for this year’s summit include both bundled packages and single items.   Below we have highlighted the most popular items purchased in the past. Scroll down to view the full prospectus or click here to download the PDF.

Sponsorship Item Reg. Price Member Price # available (remaining)
Platinum Sponsor $19,500 $15,600 2 (0) – Sold Out
Gold Sponsor $15,500 $12,400 2 (0) – Sold Out
Silver Sponsor $12,500 $10,000 5 (0) – Sold Out
Bronze Sponsor $5,500 $4,400 5 (4)
10×10 Expo Space (non-bundled) $2,900 N/A 11 (11)

Student Scholarships at the EnergySec Summit

The need to attract new talent from the next generation of security professionals is more important than ever! We can all agree thousands of security professionals will be needed in the coming years to help secure entities in every industry. EnergySec has established a Workforce Development program to grow the cybersecurity workforce within the electric sector. One aspect of this program involves outreach to current college students to attract them to jobs in our industry. The Summit scholarship furthers this effort.

Help us make a difference!

Our goal is to invite at least 35 students to the summit who have been identified as exemplary students and potential stars in the security industry. We want to directly connect students getting ready to graduate with employers who are in need of new talent for their workforce. We are asking both students and employers to participate in this effort.

Are you an employer?

We are asking for $2,000 contributions which will support eight students attending our summit. Your contribution provides:

• Eight student scholarships which include
meals, conference admission, and the Monday evening student/industry dinner
• Meet the security professionals of tomorrow with
two tickets for your organization to attend the
student dinner.
• A copy of the student resume book.

Are you a student?

If you are a information technology student with a focus on security, and would like to attend our summit to learn more about what it takes to secure our nation’s grid from industry experts please fill out our application below.

Summit 2018 - Sponsors

Here are some of the important due dates (can still submit after due date, but there is no guarantee that it will be included):

  • June 1st – Newsletter Article
  • June 8th – Preview Webinar
  • July 23rd – Advertisement for program guide
  • August 6th – Pad-folio inserts for all medal sponsors

The hotel of the event will be the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.

The address is:
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, California 92802

Reservations must be made by Friday, August 3, 2018.
Discounted park tickets are valid from Friday, August 24, 2018 through Tuesday, September 04, 2018.


– they will have a booth in the exhibitor hall to assist with any power or AV needs.

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