Keynote Webinar: Sane Strategies for Cyber and Climate Risks to the Grid
Date & Time
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Andrew Bochman

Of course, either of these challenges on their own can be completely overwhelming. But, if there is anything positive about the arrival of climate physical risk on our collective defender radars, it is that some of the changes to policies and procedures to make utilities more resilient to cyber risks can be leveraged to mitigate the physical risks of climate change, as well. Not the least of which is the value of prioritizing asset protections by consequence.

This session will cover three categories of planning and action — organize, prioritize and exercise — for grid defenders, cyber or otherwise, who seek to be proactive against physical risks from climate change.

The session also will explore migrating the most relevant, impactful elements from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s biennial GridEx series into future climate risk exercises and perhaps even bringing climate into GridEx.

Session Takeaways:

  • Two emerging methodologies, consequence-driven cyber-informed engineering (CCE) and climate-informed infrastructure resilience engineering (CIRE)
  • Benefits of governance structures calibrated to the most pressing current and emerging challenges, both within and outside an entity
  • Prioritization is even more important in the climate physical risk realm
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Andrew Bochman, Senior Grid Strategist, National & Homeland Security
Idaho National Laboratory