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GlobalSign Sponsoring Energy Central Webinar on Cybersecurity for the U.S. Power Grid

16 July 2020

GlobalSign Sponsoring Energy Central Webinar on Cybersecurity for the U.S. Power Grid

Session by energy expert Richard Brooks to cover software supply chain risks and mitigations for NERC standards

Boston, July 16, 2020 - GMO GlobalSign (, a global Certificate Authority (CA), and a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced it is sponsoring the upcoming Energy Central PowerSession webinar regarding Cybersecurity on the U.S. power grid. "Cybersecurity on the U.S. Power Grid: Software supply chain risks and mitigations for NERC CIP-010-3" will take place on Wednesday, August 12 at 2:00 p.m. EST. 

The free webinar will focus on the emergency cybersecurity Executive Order issued on May 1, 2020 by the President. This was a powrful reminder to the energy community that cyber threats are a real and ever-present danger, and everyone involved in the energy industry must take whatever action is necessary to defend the grid from damaging cyber attacks. Heightening concern is the Federal Reguatory Commission's (FERC) recently issued white paper discussing proposed voluntary cybersecurity investment incentives to enhance the security posture of the Bulk Electric System above and beyond compliane with the North American Reliability Corps (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

This important session will be led by Richard Brooks, Senior Consultant Lead Software Engineer at Reliable Energy Analytics LLC, and one of the most visible and influential members of Energy Central's Network of Experts. His discussion will focus on why softare is the 'brain' behind the power sector's command and control systems, and that professionals across the utility industry must ensure that any software installed and granted access to the power grid is safe. Session attendees will learn about risk assessment steps they can take to ensure that their command and control softare objects are trustworthy enough to install and grant access to sensitive power equipment. 

Topics to be covered in this Energy Central PowerSession:

  • Describe software supply chain risks and threats
  • Describe specific software risks that have impacted companies 
  • Introduce value at risk in a software risk assessment
  • Detailed view of risk assessment steps that meet NERC CIP-010-3 1.6 standards and mitigation options 

"GlobalSign has been involved with the energy industry for nearly a decade, most especially as a Certificate Authority for the North American Energy Standards Board since 2012. As such, we are acutely aware of the many cyber threats facing the U.S. power grid," said Lila Kee, General Manager, Americas, GlobalSign. "At a time the power grid is facing increased attacks from bad actors, we are very pleased to sponsor this event. The topics Richard Brooks will cover in the webinar will enable participants to better prevent and manage future attacks."

To learn more and to register for this timely webinar, visit

About GMO GlobalSign

As one of the world's most deeply-rooted certificate authorities, GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutoins enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators worldwide to conduct secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. It's high-scale PKI and identity solutions support the billions of services, devices, people, and things comprising the IoT. A subsidiary of Japan-based GMO Cloud KK and GMO Internet Group, GMO Globalsign has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information visit 

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