Workshop Overview

The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) is a five-year, $28.1 million research and development initiative that is funded by the Department of Energy and is focused on cybersecurity and resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. This effort builds on the success of the preceding Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) consortium.

CREDC will be hosting our first Industry Workshop on March 28-29, 2016 to be held at the iHotel and Conference Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Industry Workshop is by invitation and focuses on engaging energy industry stakeholders with CREDC research and development efforts. (request an invitation)

Participants at this year’s workshop, the inaugural event of an annual series, will have an opportunity to engage with CREDC researchers during this formative phase, learn about CREDC research activities, and have an impact on future research plans. One emphasis for this year’s workshop is to gather input and insight from those of you on the front lines of providing cybersecurity and resiliency of energy delivery systems for electricity, oil, & gas. Our program will include breakout discussion sessions, a CREDC research poster sessionLightning Talk presentations, and featured presentations by industry sector leaders. Learn more about our program here.

To help facilitate discussions of critical importance, we will ask you to provide input in advance of the event. Please plan to respond with at least three short sentences in response to the following:

In the context of cybersecurity and resiliency of energy delivery systems, what are the most important problems, issues, or constraints in your organization, sector, or industry? What do you think are the most important research questions to answer for cyber resilient energy delivery in your domain?

We also encourage you to submit a Lightning Talk proposal – an opportunity to highlight (in five minutes) pressing issues or concerns facing your organization, sector, or industry.

We value our relationships with energy utilities and industry. This workshop aims to establish a long-term relationship with you and your organization that includes frequent opportunities to engage with and contribute to CREDC research and development efforts.

REGISTRATION FEES AND DEADLINES

  • The cost to attend is $150 per attendee.*
    Limited Seating. Register Now!
  • March 14 Extended thru March 20: Registration Deadline
  • March 1 Extended thru March 7: Lightning Talk Proposal Deadline
  • February 27 Extended thru March 7: iHotel Reservation Deadline.
    Reserve early! Block is limited and fills up fast!

*An Invitation Code is required for registration. This event is not open to academic researchers from non-CREDC partner universities. Cancellations after March 14, 2016 will not be refunded. Attendees from the University of Illinois campus will have the option to pay registration fees by CFOP.

REQUEST AN INVITATION CODE
Invitations were emailed in early February that include an invitation code required for registration. If you represent energy stakeholders at power utilities, oil and gas industries, vendors of energy delivery equipment/technology, security consultant firms, or industry R&D labs — and did not receive an invitation — please email csoliday@Illinois.edu or provide your information at http://go.illinois.edu/credcieform. Note: This event is not open to academic researchers from non-CREDC partner universities.

QUESTIONS?
Registration, Invitation Codes: Amy Clay-Moore at amyclay@illinois.edu.
Program: Cheri Soliday at csoliday@Illinois.edu
Other: Send email to both Cheri and Amy – and one of us will respond. Thanks!


About CREDC: The Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC) is a five-year, $28.1 million research and development initiative that is funded by the Department of Energy and is focused on cybersecurity and resiliency of energy delivery systems for the electric power and oil & gas industries. Consortium partners include: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, Arizona State University, Dartmouth College, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Rutgers University, Tennessee State University, the University of Houston, and Washington State University. CREDC builds on the success of the preceding Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) consortium. For more information about CREDC, visit http://cred-c.org.