Former Director of the CIA and the U.S. National Security Agency, General Michael Hayden, to Address Cyber Threats at IHS

  Former Director of the CIA and the U.S. National Security Agency, General
  Michael Hayden, to Address Cyber Threats at IHS CERAWeek 2013

Address is one of several sessions focused on cyber threats and energy
infrastructure at the world’s premier energy conference, March 4-8 in Houston

CERAWeek 2013

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- February 25, 2013

General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) and the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) will deliver a keynote
address, Cyber Threats: Fighting the Battle of the Future, Friday, March 8 at
IHS CERAWeek at the Hilton Americas-Houston.

Cyber threats and the energy infrastructure will be one the key topics at the
32nd annual IHS CERAWeek executive conference. Several other sessions and
leading experts will address emerging cyber threats and what they mean for
energy infrastructure and strategic responses by the oil, gas and electric
power industries.

Sessions include:

  *Managing Energy Industry Risks: Politics, Disruption and Recovery –
    (Wednesday, March 6) – with leading experts on infrastructure security
    including Kristin Lovejoy, general manager-security services, IBM
  *Transmission and Distribution Risks: Transforming the Power Grid –
    (Thursday, March 7)
  *Cyber Threats: The War that is Being Waged – chaired by Dennis Murphy, IHS
    senior analyst-cyberspace operations, and including presentations by Shyam
    Sankar, director-forward deployed engineering, Palantir, and Ron Foudray,
    vice president-cyber solutions, Northrup Grumman. Note: This session is
    for conference delegates only (Tuesday, March 5)

Cyber threats will also be an area of focus during several other sessions
throughout the conference including the Electric Power CEO Plenary, chaired by
Larry Makovich, IHS vice president-global power, and featuring the CEOs of CMS
Energy Corporation and Consumers Energy Company, Duke Energy and PG&E
Corporation; a keynote presentation by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates; a Coping
with Disruption plenary discussion chaired by IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin
and a keynote by Walter Isaacson, best-selling author and distinguished
biographer, who is currently writing a book on the digital age.

“Cybersecurity has become a critical issue for the energy industry of the 21st
century,” Dr. Yergin said.“IHS CERAWeek will convene an international group
of senior industry executives, government officials and thought leaders to
offer timely discussion on the responses and leadership challenges of building
a more resilient infrastructure.”


IHS CERAWeek will be held March 4-8, 2012 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in
Houston, Texas. Further information and delegate registration is available at

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