Industry Experts to Shed Light on Regulator and Security Issues Facing Nuclear Energy Sector
New York City, NY, February 26, 2015 – Lynx Technology Partners (Lynx), today announced it will be joining forces with HEAT Software* (formerly Lumension) and other market leaders in the Energy Sector to discuss the key regulatory and information security issues facing the nuclear energy industry and the steps security leaders must take to insure the protection and progression of vital energy resources in the Nuclear markets.
“The U.S. Department of Energy says America will need 28 percent more electricity by 2040—and that means building hundreds of new facilities to generate electric power,” said Aric K. Perminter, Chairman and CEO of Lynx Technology Partners, a company that specializes in regulatory issues and security solutions for the Energy and Utilities market. “With the growing number of regulatory issues and potential threat of hacks on America’s key resources, it is imperative that experts and leaders come together to discuss how to protect and enhance our most vital resources.”
Nuclear energy will play a role in servicing growing demands as the only available 24/7 option for generating large amounts of electricity affordably and reliably without contributing to climate change. With demand for electricity increasing, nuclear energy is an essential part of America’s energy security—making this valuable resource a potential target for cyber-attack.
“Lower Colorado River Authority, (LCRA) is committed to educating people about a range of topics surrounding electric power including the importance of regulatory issues and potential cyber security threats,” said Larry Whiteside Jr., Chief Information Security Officer of LCRA. “We are thrilled to join forces with top experts in the energy industry to shine the light on potential threats, which will ultimately better serve and protect our customers.”
The NEI Cyber Security Implementation Workshop to be held March 2 – March 4, 2015 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside will assist licensees in implementing the Cyber Security Plan and in meeting the milestones in the Implementation Schedule. As part of the workshop, security experts from Lynx, HEAT Software and other industry leaders will participate in a variety of presentations exposing the most critical cyber security issues facing the nuclear energy market including Enterprise-Wide Cyber Security and specific NEI topics. The workshop is open for general attendance, and will include presentations, panel discussions, and exhibitor fire-talks.
If you are a member of the media interested in this topic, please feel free to contact Lorraine Kauffman-Hall at 704-882-0443 to speak with industry expert Aric K. Perminter about the most pressing issues facing the energy industry. Mr. Perminter has over 25 years of knowledge in the cyber security industry, with extensive experience in regulatory compliance, risk management, security assessments, and data breach protection in the Utilities industry and has helped hundreds of companies navigate the complexities of these issues.
* HEAT Software was formed in February 2015 from the merger of FrontRange and Lumension.
About Lynx Technology Partners
Lynx Technology Partners is the trusted information security and risk management advisor that customers in highly regulated industries worldwide depend on to improve security posture, facilitate compliance, reduce risk, and improve operational efficiency. With world-class skills and knowledge capital built over 30 years, Lynx security experts help customers recognize and control IT-related risks and maintain compliance with major industry and government standards. Through consulting, assessments, tests, managed security services, and a proprietary GRC solution, Lynx supports many critical projects per year for security-conscious leaders in Energy, Financial Services, Federal, Healthcare, and Higher Education. For more information please visit http://lynxtp.com/.
Media Contact: Lorraine Kauffman-Hall