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IT Conference: Defend Your Castle, Resistance Is Not Futile!

Date(s):
March 8 — 10, 2017
Venue:
Monaco Seattle
1101 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 
Website:
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Fee(s):
This event has a fee
Description:

Note:

The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

IT professionals and others who are responsible for information technology programs as well as members of the operations and engineering functions who would like to build a stronger relationship with IT.

Related Event:

IT Conference Pre-Session Class: Creating and Implementing an Effective Cyber Security Plan, March 7, 2017

Conference Overview:

Join your peers at this annual event where subject matter experts will discuss the latest issues of concern to IT professionals. This year’s theme is: Defend Your Castle, Resistance Is Not Futile!

Conference Agenda:

Day 1: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8-8:30 a.m. - Registration

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Welcome
Michael Richman, IT Planning Team Chair and Information Technology Manager, Salem Electric

8:45-10 a.m. - The Keys to the Castle
John Jungling, IS Specialist, Homer Electric

10-10:15 a.m. - Break and Vendor Café

10:15-11 a.m. - Defense Through Offense: BPA’s Anti-Phishing Program
Ryan Paradis, Cyber Security Specialist, Bonneville Power Administration

11-noon - Cyber Mitigation vs. Insurance
George Adkins, Managing Director & Power Generation Practice Leader, Wortham PowerGen Insurance

Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch and Vendor Café
Hosted by Silver Sponsor SEDC

1-2 p.m. - Incidence Response Planning
Joel Moore, Network Systems Supervisor, Mason County PUD #3; Cliff Hammons, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD; and Dave Alumbaugh, Network Administrator, Lewis County PUD

2-2:15 p.m. – Vendor 2 minutes of fame, drawings

2:15-2:30 p.m. - Break and Vendor Café
Hosted by Silver Sponsor Bonneville Power Administration

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Least Privilege Access
Jim Tunnell, Systems Engineer, Varonis Systems

3:30-4:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

5-6 p.m. - Reception
Hosted by Gold Sponsor Digital Boundary Group

Day 2: Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Vendor Café
Hosted by Silver Sponsor NISC

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Welcome
Michael Richman, IT Planning Team Chair and Information Technology Manager, Salem Electric

8:45-9:45 a.m. - How to Eat the Elephant, One Bit at a Time: Mitigating Your Test Findings
Paul Weatherhead, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Boundary Group

9:45-10:30 a.m. – Roundtable discussions

10:30-10:45 a.m. - Break and Vendor Café

10:45-11 a.m. - Vendor 2 minutes of fame, drawings

11-noon - Selecting Enterprise Integration Software
Larry Stone, Territory Manager, SEDC

noon-1 p.m. - Lunch and Vendor Café
Hosted by Silver Sponsor IVOXY

1-2 p.m. - Continuous Cyber Resilience: Leading Transitions, Resources for Smaller Organizations
Tom Muehleisen, Founder, Mill Iron Consulting

2-2:45 p.m. - Roundtable discussion on resources

2:45-3 p.m. - Break and Vendor Café
Hosted by Bronze Sponsor Varonis

3-4 p.m. - Managing Mobile Devices
Steve Schopfer, IT Manager, Clallam County PUD, and Shawn Delplain, Network Engineer, Clallam County PUD

4-4:30 p.m. - Door prize drawings

4:30 p.m. - Adjourn

6-8 p.m. - Optional dinner outing

Location TBA

Day 3: Friday, March 10, 2017

7:30-8:30 a.m. - Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m. - Opening
Michael Richman, IT Planning Team Chair and Information Technology Manager, Salem Electric

8:45-10:15 a.m. - Cyber Kill Chain: Red Team Exercises
Pete Harris, Executive Director, INGRESSIVE IOMAXIS

10:15-10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. - The Software-Defined Data Center
Alec Taylor, Consultant, IVOXY Consulting, LLC

11:30-noon - Closing, coronation of next planning team chair, and door prize drawings
Michael Richman, IT Planning Team Chair and Information Technology Manager, Salem Electric; and Cliff Hammons, Incoming Chair, IT Manager, Cowlitz County PUD

Conference Schedule:

The conference will be held March 8-10, 2017.

Conference Location & Hotel Information:

Monaco Seattle
1101 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101
(800) 715-6513

Room rate: $175 for a single/double

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than February 4, 2017, to secure this rate. Mention that you are with the Northwest Public Power Association when booking your reservation.

Conference Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 2/5/2017): $630
Utility Member Standard: $705

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 2/5/2017): $945
Associate Member Standard: $1,020

Non-member Early Bird (ends 2/5/2017): $1,890
Non-member Standard: $1,965
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