Report of Discussions from Breakout Sessions at the 2016 Annual Industry Workshop

Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium

Cyber Resilient Energy Delivery Consortium Annual Industry Workshop. Champaign, IL, March 28-29, 2016. 


The inaugural CREDC Industry Workshop was held March 28-29 at the University of Illinois, and was followed by a review/board meeting on March 30 involving the CREDC team, DOE sponsors, and the CREDC Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The workshop featured presentations by Henry (Hank) Kenchington from the Department of Energy, Richard Jackson, CREDC IAB member and formerly with Chevron, and Tim Conway who presented an extended session based on the Ukrainian Defense Use Case. The workshop also included a number of moderated breakout discussions on topics impacting cyber resiliency of energy delivery systems (EDS), lightning talks, and a session summarizing highlights from the breakout discussions. The event concluded with a research poster session/networking reception and dinner. At the review/board meeting, the CREDC team and the IAB explored how CREDC should reach out to multiple EDS sectors, particularly oil and gas.

The industry workshop hosted 142 participants – 69 from the CREDC team and 73 from nonCREDC organizations. Nine out of ten of our Industrial Advisory Board members were able to attend both the workshop and review meeting. The poster session featured 35 research activity updates.

Archives from the industry workshop are located online at: 

Breakout Discussion Section Summaries Participants were asked to join one of several moderated discussion groups on relevant topics impacting EDS cyber resiliency. These topics had been identified by the CREDC leadership while organizing the workshop. Each breakout discussion section was led by a moderator, and a scribe took notes during the discussion. The session topics were

  • Challenges to EDS cyber resiliency from an expanding attack surface
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Cross-Sector Issues
  • Data Analytics for EDS Security
  • Evolving Adversary
  • Human Factors and Usability
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Workforce Development, Training, and Education


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