A host of prominent government contractors have signed on to support the inaugural European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, taking place on the 14-15 March 2011 in London.
As governments and utilities around the world continue to work on the deployment of the Smart Grid initiative, cybersecurity issues surrounding the business model are now top priority to national security and investment.
Supported by Siemens, Cisco Systems, Lockheed Martin and SAIC, this event will address the threats and solutions in a two-day analysis with interactive panel discussions.
Ian Collard, security practice manager at Siemens IT Solutions and Services, said cybersecurity has never been more important than in today’s modern world, with cyber attacks considered some of the greatest security threats facing government, commerce and infrastructure in the U.K.
“With unparalleled experience in delivering cybersecurity solutions across the entire energy conversion chain, Siemens is pleased to support the Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, where it will showcase how its innovative identity/access management and biometric solutions can secure SMART Grid installations worldwide,” he said.
This high-level conference program will be delivered by some of the industry’s senior professionals, including: NIST Chief Security Adviser William Barker; Lockheed Martin‘s Managing Director of Energy and Cyber Services Robert Kirchner; Cisco Senior Manager of Smart Grid Solutions and Architecture Saadat Malik; and SAIC Critical Infrastructure Security Lead Josh Wepman.