Committee on Critical Infrastructure

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Committee on Critical Infrastructure

Central Ballroom
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:30
Critical Infrastructure Catalog Update
1:50
Partner Updates:

Devon Streit, Deputy Assistant Secretary, ISER, DOE

Eric Goldstein, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, DHS

Dr. Arshad Mansoor, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, EPRI

Joe McClelland, Director, Office of Energy Infrastructure Security, FERC

3:45
How Safe is Safe Enough: Cybersecurity: Cost Recovery in a New Era of Risk

In the age of evolving cyber threats, ensuring absolute cybersecurity while maintaining cost-effective utility rates is impossible. To carry out their mandate of ensuring affordable, safe, and reliable service, state regulators are faced with the difficult task of weighing cost versus benefit in evaluating the prudency of cybersecurity expenditures. This panel will explore economics-based analytical frameworks for assessing cost recovery for cybersecurity investments, and the impact of regulations designed to simultaneously encourage cybersecurity investment

Moderator: Caitlin Shields, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Panelists:

Hon. Sherina Maye Edwards, Illinois

Carol Bartucci, Vice President, IT, ComEd

Ron Darnell, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, PNM

4:30
Cyber Workforce: Addressing the Gap

The nation’s cybersecurity workforce is at the forefront of protecting critical infrastructure and computer networks from attack by a wide array of threat actors including nation-states, criminal gangs, and political hacktivists. Demand for trained personnel is growing in both the public and private sectors. This panel will discuss the strategies for building a robust and sustainable pipeline of cybersecurity skills to meet workforce demands.

Panelists:

Jim Newfrock, Senior Partner, Korn Ferry

Bill Newhouse, Program Lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, NIST

Dr. Mark Troutman, Director, Center for Infrastructure Protection, George Mason University