A Cybersecurity Roadmap for Utilities
Sam Rozenberg, Engineering Services Security Director at American Public Power Association
Paul Crist, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Technology Services, Lincoln Electric System
Utilities already know they need to place a high priority on cybersecurity. This session will provide a roadmap for utilities as well as where to find the free resources to help implement a plan. Sam has worked with utilities on a variety of physical and cybersecurity issues as well as emergency response. Sam Rozenberg joined APPA in 2016. Prior to that, he worked for Progress Energy and later Duke Energy for six years, overseeing physical security operations for 32 hydro stations in three states as well as a 24/7 global security operations center. Paul Crist has worked at Lincoln Electric System in various roles for more than 29 years.
Kris Paronto, Former U.S. Army Ranger and Private Security Contractor
Kris served as an Army Ranger in the 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who was deployed throughout South America, Central America, Middle East and North Africa. He was part of the CIA Annex Security Team that responded to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. Paronto's story is told in the book "13 Hours" written by Mitchell Zuckoff and in the 2016 major motion film with the same name.
Hear state representatives from Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska discuss current energy industry and legislative issues.
Guests of conference participants can meet and mingle with other guests and take in the sites and opportunities of the the City of Lincoln.