Guarding the Grid

With CSM Passcode and the Edison Electric Institute

Protecting the power grid from today's cyber threats has become one of the nation's top national security priorities. Nowhere was this more evident than in the aftermath of the cyberattack in Ukraine that left more than 200,000 customers in the dark. The hack – the first known cyberattack to successfully knock a power grid offline – caused many in the US to wonder: How vulnerable is the North American power grid to such an attack? 

Join Passcode and New America on May 12 to explore that question. We've gathered the Deputy Secretary for the Department of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, CEO of Southern Company Tom Fanning, founder of Dragos Security Robert M. Lee, and Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.) to look closely at how hackers pulled off the Ukraine hack, whether we are prepared for similar attacks, and how industry and government are partnering to safeguard the US power supply.


The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency, Capitol Hill in Regency B, ballroom level. It is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking. 

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This event is hosted by CSM Passcode and sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute. 


Sarah Sorcher 
Deputy Editor, Passcode 

Panel 1: 

Tom Fanning 
Chairman, President, CEO, Southern Company 

Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall
Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy 

Panel 2: 

Rep. Will Hurd 
Congressman (R-Tex.) 

Robert M. Lee 
Founder & CEO, DragosSecurity & Nonresident National Cybersecurity Fellow, New America