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 agenda items to view details.

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

Security Operations


  • 10:00a – 11:00a
    FERC Security for Hydropower
    Chris Shepherd | 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
    EnergySec Staff
  • 1:45p – 2:30p
    Cloud Roundtable
    EnergySec Staff
  • 2:30p – 3:00p
    Networking Break
  • 3:00p – 4:30p
    Project 2016-02 Modifications to CIP Standards Drafting Team
    Scott Klauminzer and Jake Brown | Tacoma Power, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Security Architecture

  • 10:00a – 11:00a
    Open Networking
  • 11:00a – 12:00p
    SCADA Isolation Project
    Jacob Kitchell | Manager – Utility Communications | Exelon
  • 12:00p – 1:00p
  • 1:00p – 2:00p
    Industry Case Study
    Rick Kaun | Verve Industrial Security
  • 2:00p – 3:00p
    Network Segmentation, Zoning, and Data Differentiation
    Andrew West | Subnet
  • 3:00p – 3:30p
    Networking Break
  • 3:30p – 4:30p
    Software Defined Networking
    George Masters | Lead Product Engineer | Secure Engineering | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Tim Watkins | Lead Application Engineer | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

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
Securing the Digital Utility Transformation
Gaétan Houle | P.Eng, MBA | SNC Lavalin

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 | Director – Strategic Accounts | SecurityMatters
Brandon Workentin | ICS Security Engineer | SecurityMatters

11:00a – 11:30a
Cyber Resiliency for ICS Environments
Joe Scotto | CMO, Indegy

11:30a – 12:00p
Physical and Cyber Resilience on the Energy Grid
Ronald Keen | Senior Advisor | DHS

12:00p – 1:15p
Catered Luncheon

1:15p – 2:15p
Panel – Security Implications of Commercial Drones
No MEDIA – photography or recording of any kind
Moderator: Ernie Hayden | Independent Consultanting
Panelist: Randy White | Principal Manager for Physical Security and Asset Protection | Southern California Edison
Panelist: Travis Moran | Vice President of Operations | Welund, N.A.

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 – Sponsored by Claroty

5:30p –
Evening Events

Day 3 – Aug. 29

7:00a – noon
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: Reducing Complexity in a Complex World: What Every Utility Needs to Know about Cyber
Glenn Heinl | VP – N.A. Lifecycle Services for Power & Water Solutions| Emerson
Dave Foose | Security Solutions Program Manager | Emerson

9:00a – 10:00a
Panel: Cybersecurity in the Age of the Cloud
Moderator: Steve Parker | President | EnergySec
Panelist: Leonard Chamberlin | Senior Consultant | Archer Energy Solutions
Panelist: Chuck Abell | Supervising Engineer | Ameren

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
Operation Cooperative
Ryan Newlon | Network and System Administrator | Co-Mo Coop

12:00p – 1:30p
EnergySec’s Annual Awards Luncheon
Join us as we honor our Security Leader and Security Professional of the Year
Sponsored by SNC-Lavalin

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
Moderator: Paul Feldman | Industry Board Member and Advisor
Panelist: Kip Gering | Senior Director of Business Development | Xage Security
Panelist: Sri Gourisetti | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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. Our room block at the Disneyland Hotel is SOLD OUT.

You can still enjoy a discount at our other room block at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate.  Rooms are $149/night. Hurry! This block expires August 10th. Please make reservations by calling (714) 215-4006 and/or emailing DinahB@dknhotels.com

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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