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Caryn Wagner: INSA to Hold Cyber Infrastructure Defense Forum

CyberStockThe Intelligence and National Security Alliance will conduct a panel discussion regarding energy-related cybersecurity issues on Nov. 18 at ManTech International‘s office in Herndon.

INSA said Friday the forum will cover topics such as vulnerability mitigation, threat deterrence, consequence management and government-industry collaborations to avoid attacks in the U.S. energy sector.

“I believe this discussion will help illustrate the efforts being undertaken at the state and federal levels with the private sector to ensure the resilience of our critical infrastructure – the energy grid in particular –and what additional work may remain to be done,” said Caryn Wagner, chairman of the INSA Homeland Security Intelligence Council.

Mark Weatherford, a principal at the Chertoff Group, will lead the cybersecurity panel at the event.

Panelists include:

  • Patrick Ciganer, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Scott King, Information Security Manager, Sempra Energy
  • Keith Squires, Commissioner, Utah Department of Public Safety
  • Brandon Wales, Deputy Director, Department of Homeland Security Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis

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