ITI | CREDC Seminar Series: Dominic Saebeler
Sometimes sound technical solutions to energy delivery challenges don’t get implemented because of various external factors. CREDC, graduate students and industry partners are all working together to solve complex problems through identifying, creating, testing and delivering innovative solutions to address evolving cybersecurity challenges. Advancements in these pursuits are sometimes tempered by the reality of marketplace dynamics, financial issues, consumer and business interests, personnel challenges, operations context and the backdrop of policies and regulations. This webinar weaves together components of these interrelated factors that play a significant role in determining how well innovative solutions are able to merge onto the crowded highway of marketplace and governmental dynamics. There will be greater demand for solutions that successfully navigate current and emerging IT/OT threat vectors as well as the realistic backdrop of outside factors.
Dominic Saebeler is the Director of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s Office of Cybersecurity and Risk Management where he focuses on cybersecurity awareness, best practice adoption and assessment of the effectiveness and capabilities of utility security strategy and preparedness. In addition to working with utility industry stakeholders, Dominic researches, writes and speaks about cybersecurity, business impact and regulatory policy while promoting cross sector training, exercises and information sharing and collaboration. Dominic is an Illinois attorney whose almost 30-year career includes a variety of roles that focus on the intersection of technology, security, law and business.
This seminar series is presented by the Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium (CREDC), a multi-university research effort. CREDC, a successor to the earlier TCIPG Project, was founded in 2016 with support from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It is housed in the Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.