CDM DEFEND’s New Approaches for Protecting Networks

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Defending the World’s Biggest Machine

May 22, 2019

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

Gregory Sisson

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer,
Office of the CIO

Department of Energy

The electric grid has been called the world’s biggest machine. It’s certainly the most indispensable. If the grid were to experience extended catastrophic failure, pandemonium would likely ensue. It is the job of the U.S. Department of Energy “to ensure cybersecurity attacks do not have a catastrophic impact on the energy sector,” according to the department’s current cybersecurity strategy. In this session, learn what DoE is up against and what it’s doing to prevent adversaries from knocking out the grid.