Fri Dec 6, 2013 9:00am EST —
Fri Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm EST
Symposium Overview and Program
Presenters will discuss low frequency and relatively near term (rather than remote) high impact threats to critical infrastructure that include natural or manmade electromagnetic pulse, cyber threats and coordinated physical attacks. Specific threat and mitigation analysis will include research and policy initiatives that will include the DoD sponsored research at Idaho National Laboratory on Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD), the 2013 FERC Rule 779 on GMD, the new Shield Act (HR2417) and the Homeland Security Act on EMP (HR 3410); the June 2013 Maine Law on grid protection and similar work underway in other states; impacts on power grids; FBI initiatives on Cyber Security, e.g., i-Guardian and InfraGard's sector chiefs program; DHS cyber initiatives and education programs; and related technical presentations on topics including micro-grids, communications and data centers from industry and government.
Panel discussions will focus on cost-effective planning and ways to mitigate these threats including the use of hardening centralized systems such as the grid and emergency communications and providing local solutions such as distributed energy systems and communications.