February 2015 Chapter Event
Topic: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Security
When: Friday Feb 27, 1:30pm
Where: Rm. 200 (Cinema) in Tangeman University Center (TUC) at the University of Cincinnati
What do Sony, Home Depot, and the electric grid all have in common? They are all targets of hackers. AEE SW Ohio Chapter has arranged for Thomas Pearce to tell us more about these potential threats to our nation's utility infrastructures and what is being done to protect them.
Thomas Pearce is Ohio's Public Utility Commission (PUCO) policy expert on issues related to critical infrastructure protection, cyber security, energy assurance, interdependencies, reliability and planning. On behalf of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), Thom serves as Chairman of its Staff Subcommittee on Critical Infrastructure, providing national leadership on issues involving critical infrastructure protection, reliability and resiliency for the gas, electric, water, and telecommunications sectors. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) and as an officer for his regional InfraGard chapter. Thom regularly lectures on energy markets at Michigan State University's Institute for Public Utilities and has lectured at the University of Wisconsin's Public Utility Institute. He has also provided energy regulatory assistance to governments and regulators across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, and the Americas.
TUC building is in the middle of the map below, left (west) of large area labelled "Under Construction." Parking garages are shown with a green "P". Parking is $7, but AEE will provide parking passes to attendees.