COMMUNICATIONS, CYBER RESILIENCE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE U.S. ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM
November 1, 2019
Keck Center of the National Academies
Computing, communications, and information technologies have become essential in the planning and operation of the nation’s electricity system, a trend that is expected to increase in the future. How can we take advantage of new technologies while mitigating cyber security and resilience risks? This meeting will synthesize current efforts to increase the cyber resilience of the electric power system. We will explore fundamental tensions that underlie different computing and communication technologies and strategies—for example, between simple and complex technologies and systems and between compliance versus security cultures. Join the National Academies’ Committee on the Future of Electric Power in the United States for a discussion of these tensions and how they could shape electric power systems over the next 30 years.
|8:45 a.m.||Welcome and thanks from the committee|
|Granger Morgan,* Carnegie Mellon University|
|8:50||Setting the Stage—The Past and the Future of Computing in the Grid|
|William Sanders,* Carnegie Mellon University|
|9:10||Panel 1a—Electric System Cyber Security: Perspectives on Current Status and Future Concerns|
|Moderator: Bill Sanders,* Discovery Partners Institute|
|10:10||Panel 1b—EMP and GMD: Perspectives on Current Status and Future Concerns|
|Moderator: Michael Howard,* Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)|
|11:25||Panel 2—Where and How Should Digital Technologies Be Used to Improve Security and Resiliency?|
|Moderator: Jeffery Dagle,* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)|
|1:15||Panel 3—Strategies for Moving from a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Security|
|Moderator: Cynthia Hsu,* National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)|
|2:15||Panel 4—How to Reconcile the Time Scales of Innovation with Standards and Regulation?|
|Moderator: Anjan Bose,* Washington State University|
|3:30||Panel 5—Boundaries and Interactions Between Utilities and National Security Efforts|
|Moderator: Granger Morgan,* Carnegie Mellon University|
* Denotes member of National Academies Committee on the Future of Electric Power in the U.S.
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