KEYNOTE – Navigating the Utility Industry’s Evolving Threat Environment

No industry is immune to the reality that bad things happen – things that disrupt operations in ways large and small. The utility sector, in particular, has always contended with the harsh reality of natural disasters that continue to increase in size and complexity. Now utilities also find themselves in the crosshairs of malicious actors who present both physical and digital threats. In recent years, the increasing frequency and intensity of such disruptive events have placed a heavy strain on the industry’s conventional notions of reliability and resilience. Join us for insights from our keynote speaker, Scott Aaronson, Senior Vice President of Security and Preparedness at Edison Electric Institute, as he delves into emerging trends and the industry’s strategies for addressing these evolving challenges.

Keynote speaker: Scott Aaronson, Senior Vice President of Security and Preparedness, Edison Electric Institute


Scott leads EEI’s security and preparedness team where he focuses on industry security and resilience initiatives, establishing collaborative partnerships between government and electric companies—and across critical infrastructure sectors—that enhance security for the energy sector. In addition to his role at EEI, Scott also serves as the Secretary for the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC). The ESCC is the primary liaison between senior government officials and industry leaders representing all segments of the sector. This partnership is held up as a model for how critical infrastructure operators can work with government, yielding dramatic improvements in security and preparedness for the electric power sector and the nation.


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