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IEEE ICC 2012 Industry Forums Program

The Industry Forums are designed to deliver broad interest in telecommunication industry’s current practiced technology, major technology implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models, and engineering methods used by industry practitioners.

The Industry Forums are focused on three technology pillars with a total of 18 unique forum sessions planned. The duration of each of the forums is 105 minutes with a moderator and 3-6 speakers of with industry expertise in the featured topical area. After all the speakers have presented, a Q&A discussion will follow among the speakers and the audiences.

Wednesday, June 13 from 08:00 to 09:45

SA02: National Systems Wednesday, June 13 from 08:00 to 09:45
Services and Applications

David Wendling, Vice President, Space System & Network Engineering, Telesat
Quality Improvement of Telecommunications Industry in Pakistan
Ashfaq Naqvi, Executive Engineer, WorldCall Telecom Limited, Pakistan
Bandwidth management dynamics in India’s eGovernance
V. M. Mathur, Professor in Management and IT, Information Systems and Technology Panel
Lifetime and Throughput Maximization - Self Optimization Techniques in Wireless Networks
Hemant Kumar Rath, TCS Networks Lab, Bangalore, India

MM03: Security Wednesday, June 13 from 08:00 to 09:45
Middleware and Management

Stan McClellan, Texas State University
Panel on Cyber Security and Threat Management for the Smart Grid

This panel will explore issues related to cyber security, threat management, and system stability in emerging Smart Grid deployments. The deployment of Smart Grid networks which offer reliable, secure operations must handle competing standards, non-interoperable technologies, and complex security paradigms. The panelists will present viewpoints on threat detection, end-to-end data security, and provisioning of situational awareness which have a potentially critical impact on grid security and stability.

The panelists represent major aspects of Smart Grid implementation including practitioners, system integrators, and subsystem/technology vendors. Each of these perspectives has an important bearing on the effective implementation of cyber security in the Smart Grid space.

Sample Key Questions/Issues to be explored:

  • Is situational awareness a critical factor in detection of cyber threats to the Smart Grid?
  • What Smart Grid technologies are important in the establishment of situational awareness?
  • What types of unique threats are envisioned for Smart Grid deployments?
  • What approaches to threat management and detection are applicable in the Smart Grid?
  • How should service providers prepare for cyber-security threats in Smart Grid subsystems?
  • What are the requirements of end-to-end, integrated management for the provision of secure Smart Grid systems?
  • Do conventional network security paradigms fall short in the unique case of Smart Grid systems?
  • How do Smart Grid technologies affect or impact power quality?
  • What role does power quality management play in the detection and response to Smart Grid threats?
Standards & interoperability in the Smart Grid
George Arnold, Director, Smart Grid and Cyberphysical Systems Program Office & National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability, NIST (US Dept. Commerce)
Situational awareness, stability, and cyber-security in the Smart Grid
William Lawrence, Chief Technologist – Energy & Cyber Security Organization, Lockheed Martin
Four layers of Smart Grid security
Ernest Hayden, Managing Principal – Energy Security, Verizon Business
Penetration testing for embedded systems in the Smart Grid
Nakul Jeirath, Group Leader – Embedded Systems Security, Southwest Research Institute
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