Hacking the Electrical Grid

Washington DC Cyber Security for Control Systems
Washington DC Cyber Security for Control Systems
Public group

1225 S Clark St

1225 S Clark St · Arlington, VA

How to find us

JBG Conference Center (ground floor, entrance in hallway) 1225 S Clark Street, Arlington, VA, 22202 Free parking available in garage under 1225

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Please join us for an exciting discussion led by Nik Urlaub of MITRE Corporation on hacking the electrical grid. This talk will provide an introduction to the electric sector, what the power grid looks like and some of the components that make it up both cyber and physical. Once we have an understanding of the space, we will talk about the two attack on the Ukraine grid and a few hypothetical attacks on components of the power grid.

While you will not actually get to hack ANY electrical grids, large or small, there will be free food and drink (yes - alcoholic), and social networking at this meetup.

rough agenda (we're casual so this often varies)
5:30 to 6:30 pm - Networking (Drinks and food provided)
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Presentations & Discussion
7:30 pm til whenever - Networking (and finishing all food and drink!)

speaker bio
Nik Urlaub started his career in the electric sector working for the engineering consulting company POWER Engineers. His work for POWER engineers initially focused on SCADA and power system studies but expanded to include networking and cybersecurity. After working in the electric sector for 7 years, he began working at MITRE Corporation focusing on cybersecurity of cyber-physical system working on a number of different sectors