/EINPresswire.com/ Mike StJohn-Green is a deputy director in the UK Government’s Cabinet Office in the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA). Mike is an engineer by training and has worked in Information Security most recently prior to joining the Office of Cyber Security (OCS) at its inception in September 2009. Mike was a contributing author to the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy published in June 2009. In September 2010, the OCS merged with the Information Assurance elements of Cabinet Office to form the OCSIA, reflecting the UK view that effective Information Assurance is the foundation of Cyber Security.

We would also like to welcome onboard Stephan Gerhager, Information Security Officer, Eon

SMi Conferences are proud to announce the 2nd annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, to be held on March 12th and 13th in London. Following the success of this year’s event, the Forum will again bring together the most influential European and North American utilities and cyber security authorities, to further develop the international roadmap to securing our energy infrastructure.

Speakers Include : European Commission, Policy Officer, DG Information Society and Media, National Information Security Authority, Israel , Director, Enisa, Program Manager Resilience and CIIP Program, Queen’s University Belfast, Director of Research, NIST, Chief Cyber Security Advisor, Con Edison New York, Smart Grid Project Manager, Swissgrid AG, Senior Advisor Operations, EDP Energie SA, Information and Cyber Security Officer, Sirrix AG security technologies, Project Manager, GDF Suez, Information Security & Business Continuity, IoActive, Vice President, Services, Institute for Information Security, Executive Director, University of Tulsa, Alliander, Senior Consultant Intelligent Netbeheer, Saudi Aramco, Information Protection Specialist, Zigbee Alliance, Security Working Group Chair, Alliander, Privacy & Security Officer, Johan Rambi, Energy Networks Association, Head of Strategic Telecommunications, Riscure, Director Embedded Technology, SAIC, Chief Cyber Technologist, Symantec, Distinguished Engineer and Security Strategist, Symantec, Device Authentication Specialist.

This is an ideal opportunity to engage, network and understand how the industry intends on responsibly developing and deploying our future global infrastructure. For more information and to book your place at this unmissable event visit http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2012cybergrids34.asp or alternatively contact Jamison Nesbitt on +44 (0) 207 827 6164 or [email protected]

“The Forum offers a unique opportunity for SAIC to help European utilities understand the importance of smart grid security and the solutions that are available.”
SAIC, Chief Cybersecurity Technologist

“With opportunities come challenges: Stuxnet has demonstrated potential vulnerabilities
against critical infrastructures. This Forum provides the ideal platform for Symantec to
share our security experience and support energy providers in their safe transition to
Smart Grids.”Senior Manager Industry Solutions, Symantec EMEA

Thanks for your hospitality, generous assistance, and steadfast promotion of Lockheed throughout the event. I made some very helpful contacts, and I hope it serves as a springboard for opportunities for us in Europe. You had a full house of 166, and they were the right kinds of people to influence as we enter a new market space” – Lockheed Martin, commenting on the recent European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum
“Just wanted to express a thank you for the very well organised conference and an assurance that we will be back once we have implemented some of the good advise from some of the peers around Europe. It resulted in some good networking opportunities and especially one that we identified had similar challenges and ethos to solve these that we will pursue further. ” Major UK Utility