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The Role of Joint Action Agencies in Addressing Cy

Series Overview
This is the sixth in a series of seven webinars on cybersecurity issues for electric utilities. Public power utilities take pride in delivering safe, reliable, affordable electric service. A cyber attack could undermine safety and reliability and put a utility’s reputation at risk. Increasingly, integrated utility software and equipment networks like advanced metering, outage management, and distribution automation systems are vulnerable to everything from mundane malware to sophisticated cyber attacks. Learn how to protect your utility, customers, community, and the electric grid from potentially damaging interruptions.


Webinar Description
Joint Action Agencies are uniquely positioned to help their members — particularly smaller and medium-sized utilities —strengthen cybersecurity posture. Learn how aggregating technology services at the Joint Action Agency level can provide increased efficiencies and economies of scale for utilities.


·         Protection for control systems and communication networks

·         Continuous cybersecurity monitoring to protect IT and OT networks

·         Support for regulatory compliance

·         Assessing individual utility cybersecurity strategies and vulnerabilities

·         Creating a cybersecurity strategy that ensures Joint Action Agencies and member utilities are protected

·         Roles and responsibilities of utility operations personnel and utility/municipality IT departments

·         Demystifying and simplifying cybersecurity preparation and monitoring for utility and city officials

Moderator: Brad Luna, Senior Vice President of Sales, N-Dimension Solutions, Dallas, Texas

·         Steve Collier, Director or Smart Grid Strategies, Milsoft Utility Solutions, Austin, Texas

·         Branndon Kelley, Chief Information Officer, American Municipal Power, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

·         Carter Manucy, Cyber Security Manager, Florida Municipal Power Agency, Orlando, Fla.


Who Should Attend
Utility general managers, engineering and operations staff, information technology and operational technology (IT and OT) personnel and others who are responsible for, or make decisions about, cybersecurity.


Registration Information
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Individual webinars: $89 for APPA members; $179 for nonmembers

The 7-part series (one free webinar): $535 for APPA members; $1,075 for nonmembers

·         Webinar recordings are available if you miss the live session.

Bulk registration discount: APPA is offering a tiered, bulk discount rate for this series, for those that have 10 or more participants interested in participating.

·         This discount applies to individual webinars as well as those interested in purchasing the series.

·         Please contact for details.



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