Cyber Insecurity In the Energy Sector

Cyber Insecurity In The Energy Sector

On the heels of four major cyberattacks over the past six months -- the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange supply chain attacks, the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, and the recent USAID email hacks -- cyber security has taken on a new urgency for energy companies.

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack broadened the parameters of concern about perpetrators, from bad state actors to wanton criminals, seeking to devastate U.S. energy systems. No longer is cyber insecurity just a worry for utilities. Now all energy supplies are vulnerable.

To examine the state of cyber defenses, especially those for utilities, and to report on vulnerability, USEA has assembled three experts who will be questioned by three knowledgeable reporters in a virtual press briefing. USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks and Llewellyn King will moderate.

Guest Speakers:
Matt Barrett, COO, CyberESI
Galen Rasche, Senior Program Manager, Power Delivery and Utilization Sector, EPRI
Commissioner Paul Kjellander, President, Idaho PUC; President, NARUC
Suzanne Lemieux, Manager of Operations, Security, and Emergency Response Policy, API

Journalists:
Ken Silverstein, Forbes
Andrew Moore, S&P Global
Peter Behr, E&E News

Speakers

Sheila Hollis

Acting Executive Director
United States Energy Association

Llewellyn King

Creator, Executive Producer & Host
White House Chronicle

Galen Rasche

Senior Program Manager
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Commissioner Paul Kjellander

President
Idaho PUC

Matt Barrett

Chief Operating Officer
CyberESI

Suzanne Lemieux

Manager of Operations, Security & Emergency Response Policy
American Petroleum Institute