Building a Community of Practice in Smart Grid Cyber Security – May 26-27, 2016



In collaboration with the DRDC and BCIT, the ECE Department at the University of Toronto is organizing a Workshop on Building a Community of Practice in Smart Grid Cyber Security on May 26-27, 2016.

The objectives of the workshop are:

1) To open up a dialogue amongst experts and provide a venue for the community to work together to establish R&D ideas and requirements for safety and security of emerging power systems;
2) To put forward ideas for collaborative research to submit to the DRDC-CSS program for possible funding.

Hotel recommendation for out of town guests: Park Hyatt Toronto located at 4 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2E8

To reserve, please contact Anthony (Chun Man) Chan at: T: 416.925.1234 Ext 1578

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May 26, 2016: Foundational Platform for Establishing a SG Cyber Security Community of Practice

TimeSession TitlePresenter
8:30 Opening and WelcomeFarid Najm, U of T
8:35 Introductory RemarksD Kundur, U of T and H Farhangi, BCIT
8:45 DRDC-CSS Program Overview and Workshop ObjectivesRodney Howes, DRDC
9:15 Cybersecurity: Problems and AnswersJason Hammerschmidt, IESO
9:45 Cyber Security Perspectives for a Digital GridRichard Wunderlich, Siemens Canada
10:15 Break
10:30 Enhancing Cyber Security within Canadian UtilitiesClay Howey, BCIT
11:00 National Energy Infrastructure Test Centre --
Public-Industry Partnership Approach for Addressing Growing Cybersecurity Threats to Critical Energy Infrastructure System
Felix Kwamena, NR Can
11:30 Investigative Forensics Framework for Law EnforcementClay Howey, BCIT
12:00 Lunch Break
12:30Green Button Standard and InitiativesSasha Sud, MaRS
1:00A Utility Perspective of Cyber SecurityMike Flegel, London Hydro
1:30 The Cyber Ecosystem from Finance to the Green ButtonPuica Nitu & John Packwood, First North
2:00Cyber Security Enhancement for Power GridsMarthe Kassouf, IREQ
2:30Break—Energy Systems Lab TourPeter Lehn, U of T
3:00Supply Chain Cybersecurity Assurance for Critical InfrastructureJason Jaskolka, Stanford
3:20Decentralized Control of Power SystemsJosh Taylor, U of T
3:40Quantum Computing, Security and the Smart GridHoi-Kwong Lo, U of T
4:00Panel Session: Needs of UtilitiesLead: Shawn Marriott, IESO
4:45Closing RemarksDeepa Kundur, U of T

May 27, 2016: Continue Dialogue and Action Plan

TimeSession TitlePresenter
8:55Introductory RemarksHassan Farhangi, BCIT
9:00 CoP's Advocacy, Awareness and Training PlanJoey Dabell, BCIT
9:30Discussion Framework for Setup of Community of PracticeClay Howey, BCIT
10:00Break Out Session #1Participants divide into three groups and rotate on issues on content and platforms for the Smart Grid Cyber Security Community of Practice
10:30Break Out Session #2
11:00Break Out Session #3
11:30Panel Session: Breakout Summaries and Next Steps to CollaborationLead: Rodney Howes, DRDC
12:15Lunch Break

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