Date: August 26, 2015
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm EST
Price: FREE (presentation deck included)

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More and more sensors and customer devices are connecting to the electric grid every day. Each connection means a new opportunity for utilities and their customers, but also a new security threat. How do utilities keep their networks increasingly secure despite an increasingly connected grid?

Join Raiford Smith, Vice President, Corporate Development and Planning at CPS Energy, and Brett Luedde, Director, Global Energy Delivery Systems at ViaSat, for a discussion about the importance of security for the interconnected grid. Smith and Luedde will address:

  • Security challenges and opportunities facing the interconnected grid
  • Security in the context of interoperability
  • Opportunities for delivering end-to-end security for the grid
  • The role of analytics and visualization in delivering more secure networks

Webinar Thought Leaders

Brett Leudde

Brett Luedde

Director of Critical infrastructure Protection – Secure Network Systems

Raiford Smith

Raiford Smith

Vice President of Corporate Development & Planning
CPS Energy

ModeratorChristine Richards

Christine Richards

Research Director

About ViaSat

ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,300 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,900 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.

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