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23 Nov 2011 10:11:44

"We have to come together to tackle cyber crime. This costs the United Kingdom an estimated 27 billion pounds a year."—David Cameron

"In the future, our energy networks will be 'smarter' and more complex to ensure we provide for the diverse nature of our energy generation and consumption. However, this presents additional vulnerability. Through a coordinated approach to cyber security we can ensure the lower carbon future of our energy networks, with their greater communication, is secure and robust." Mark Simpson, head of strategic communications, Energy Networks Association.

SMi Conferences is proud to announce the 2nd annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, to be held on March 12th and 13th in London. Following the success of this year's event, the forum will again bring together the most influential European and North American utilities and cyber security authorities, to further develop the international roadmap to securing our energy infrastructure.

Speakers include: European Commission, policy officer, DG information society and media, National Information Security Authority, Israel , director, Enisa, program manager resilience and CIIP program, Queen's University Belfast, director of research, NIST, chief cyber security advisor, Con Edison New York, smart grid project manager, Swissgrid AG, senior advisor operations, EDP Energie SA, information and cyber security officer, Sirrix AG security technologies, project manager, GDF Suez, information security & business continuity, IoActive, vice president, services, Institute for Information Security, executive director, University of Tulsa, Alliander, senior consultant Intelligent Netbeheer, Saudi Aramco, information protection specialist, Zigbee Alliance, security working group chair, Alliander, privacy & security officer, Johan Rambi, Energy Networks Association, head of strategic telecommunications, Riscure, director embedded technology, SAIC, chief cyber technologist, Symantec, distinguished engineer and security strategist, Symantec, device authentication specialist.

This is an ideal opportunity to engage, network and understand how the industry intends on responsibly developing and deploying our future global infrastructure. For more information and to book your place at this unmissable event please contact us.

"The forum offers a unique opportunity for SAIC to help European utilities understand the importance of smart grid security and the solutions that are available."
SAIC, chief cybersecurity technologist.

"With opportunities come challenges: Stuxnet has demonstrated potential vulnerabilities against critical infrastructures. This forum provides the ideal platform for Symantec to share our security experience and support energy providers in their safe transition to smart grids." Senior manager industry solutions, Symantec EMEA.

"Thanks for your hospitality, generous assistance, and steadfast promotion of Lockheed throughout the event. I made some very helpful contacts, and I hope it serves as a springboard for opportunities for us in Europe. You had a full house of 166, and they were the right kinds of people to influence as we enter a new market space". Lockheed Martin, commenting on the recent European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum.

"Just wanted to express a thank you for the very well organised conference and an assurance that we will be back once we have implemented some of the good advise from some of the peers around Europe. It resulted in some good networking opportunities and especially one that we identified had similar challenges and ethos to solve these that we will pursue further. " Major UK utility.

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