Utilities attend Free!


The workshop focuses on demonstrating how a secure architecture development methodology takes well defined utility use cases and, leveraging a set of key security principles, produces a secure communications architecture for various places in the utility network


Benefits of attending: The audience will gain a deep understanding of an architecture development methodology they can leverage in their own environment. They also receive insight into how key use cases can be analyzed for security requirements. And finally, the workshop provides a good overview of secure communications architectures for places in a utility’s network such as substation, control center, core wide area network and the field area network


 About your leaders


Saadat Malik, Senior Manager, Smart Grid Solutions and Architecture

Saadat is with Cisco’s services organization and he is responsible for the strategy and development of smart grid solutions and a communications architecture for the electric utility industry. Prior to this, he led a group of researchers working to improve the security of critical infrastructures in the United States and worldwide. Previously, at various points in time, Saadat has been responsible for leading Cisco’s internal product security evaluation efforts and heading the technical support operations for Security and VPN groups at the company. Saadat is author of the book, Network Security Principles and Practices, published by Pearson Education in 2002. He spearheaded the development of the CCIE Security exam, which has become one of the premier certifications for security expertise in the industry today. Saadat has taught computer networking at the graduate level at San Jose State University, and he is a regular speaker on various network security topics at industry events and conferences. Saadat has a master's degree in electrical engineering (MSEE) from Purdue University at West Lafayette.


Michael Stewart, Smart Grid Solutions Architect
 Michael Stewart is a Smart Grid Solutions Architect in the Smart Grid Solutions Unit, with more than 10 years of experience in the networking industry. He is currently working with several energy & utility customers, assisting them in architecting next-generation communication infrastructures for the demands Smart Grid will bring. Before moving into Smart Grid Solutions, Michael worked as an Enterprise Systems Engineer in Cisco’s Energy Operation. Prior to joining Cisco, Michael worked on large-scale network architectures in many industries including retail, utilities, and service providers. Michael has worked on numerous external Smart Grid projects at Cisco. These range from early customer trials of Smart Grid products, cyber security assessments, and multiple network architecture engagements. His primary focus is on Core/WAN infrastructures and technologies that enable secure, resilient, flexible, and scalable transport for critical applications. Internall

Workshop programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

9:10 Architecture Development Methodology

9:40 Security requirements

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Overview of secure communications architectures

12:00 Close of Workshop


Marriott Regents Park

128 King Henry's Road
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Marriott Regents Park

This 4 star north London hotel in zone 2 is the perfect destination for the astute business traveler as well as the leisure guest that knows how convenient north London hotels are, as a base from which to explore the city .Bond Street is just 3 stops from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line, so you can be shopping, exploring the sights and taking in one of London’s world-renowned West End shows in less than 15 minutes when you stay at this hotel near central London. At the same time, the hive of activity that is Camden Town, the chic shops, cafes and restaurants of Primrose Hill and ZSL’s London Zoo in Regents Park are all just a short walk from this hotel in north London.


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Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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