Security Education Week
Colorado Springs, CO
Join us in Colorado Springs, CO!
September 23-27, 2019
Our Security Education Week events are designed for cybersecurity professionals currently employed at electric utilities in North America. These events feature hands-on, industry relevant security education taught by utility industry professionals. This Colorado Springs event features two tracks:
Track 1 – Real-time Defense
This 4.5 day track will focus on topics relevant to front-line defenders fighting the daily battle against security threats. This track will include a full-day tabletop exercise of real security incidents. See the full agenda for details.
Track 2 – Operations Technology for Cybersecurity Professionals
This 4.5 day track will provide in-depth technical knowledge of operational techology used in substations, generating plants, distribution systems, and control centers to provide a knowledge foundation for security defenders. See the full agenda for details.
We believe that a community of peers is critical to our mutual success in securing critical systems. To support that, Education Weeks include a variety of networking events designed to build relationships within industry and strengthen the community of cybersecurity professionals in our sector. Lunch will be provided each day, and a group dinner will be arranged Mon-Thu evenings. Evening activities will be arranged to provide additional networking time.
Attendees of this event will:
- Increase their industry-relevant technical security knowledge
- Increase their understanding of security-relevant operational aspects of the electric power industry.
- Expand their relationships with other security professionals working at utilities throughout North America.
Who should attend?
- Early to mid career cybersecurity staff from electric utilities
- Senior security staff looking to augment their technical skills and industry knowledge
- IT and OT support personnel seeking to add security skills
The Colorado Security Education Week will be held at the Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. We have secured a room block at the rate of $169/night. All educational events will take place at the hotel, but some evening events will take place offsite. Ground transportation will be provided where needed between the hotel and event venues.
The Marriott is located about 80 minutes from Denver International Airport, or 25 minutes from Colorado Springs airport.