September 12, 2012 | 9 am Pacific Time: Over the past few months, there have been multiple incidents of targeted cyber-attacks on power grids, and security issues occurring in energy and utility organizations. These issues range from existing threats like malware, to more destructive viruses, to hacking, and security breaches. Organizations are striving to steer away and through these risks. Furthermore, the developments in technology for industrial control system environments, and the adoption of smart grids have compelled organizations to re-evaluate their security risk management processes.

There is a range of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards that organizations need to comply with which involves implementing capabilities to detect sabotage, identify critical assets, and manage security systems to maintain electric grid reliability.  In addition, energy and utilities organizations have to adhere to a range of other regulatory requirements from FERC, NERC, and local and state regulatory bodies.

To help energy and utilities cope with these challenges, MetricStream in association with EnergySec will be organizing a discussion onEnergy Utility Security Risk Management and Compliance - Trends, Challenges, Best Practices. The discussion will be led by distinguished panelists Patrick Miller, CEO of EnergySec and Vasant Balasubramanian, Vice President of Product Management at MetricStream.  Drawing from their collective experience in the energy and utilities industry as well as risk and compliance management, Mr. Miller and Mr. Balasubramanian will provide insights on the:

  • Industry trends in security risk management
  • Challenges and best practices in managing security risks and compliance issues
  • Role of technology in building an integrated GRC framework to combat current and emerging issues


Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 9 am Pacific Time. To register for this event, and know more about the webinar and speakers please click here: http://info.metricstream.com/it-risk-compliance-energysec.html

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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