Securing AMI at BC Hydro: The Benefits of a Multi-Layered Security Architecture
The Benefits of a Multi-Layered
Ensure the Security of Your Smart Grid Applications.
Cyber security is one of the top concerns for utilities that are implementing a smart grid network solution. Consumer privacy and data integrity are critical. The good news is that industry leaders have established proven processes and procedures to mitigate threats, improve resiliency and reduce risk. Join this discussion on how BC Hydro has applied both network and application layer security to bulletproof their multi-service smart grid infrastructure for their 1.8 million meter AMI deployment.
Attendees will learn why layered security is crucial and how to design and build it for AMI and other smart grid applications.
About our expert speakers:
Mr. Powell spearheads BC Hydro's smart metering security, privacy and safety. The company gained recognition for helping protect the grid system against cyber attacks for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Under Mr. Powell's guidance, BC Hydro is rolling out one of North America’s most rapid smart grid deployments. His team earned the 2011 SC Magazine Canada Award for Security Program of the Year.
Mr. Palmquist has more than 30 years of experience in networked systems, ranging from Systems Network Architecture (SNA) in the 1980s with NCR to IP in the 1990s with Cisco Systems. Before joining Itron, he was the Senior Vice President of Product Management of a venture-backed security company specializing in Ethernet and IP communications security.
Mr. Raval leads cyber security initiatives for Cisco’s Smart Grid with an internal focus on architecture and product design, and an external focus on industry marketing and customer education. He has helped define Cisco’s go-to-market strategy and product portfolio for smart grid in Europe and works with partners to provide end-to-end solutions.
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