TMCNet:  GlobalSign to Sponsor the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Summer School

[June 13, 2013]

GlobalSign to Sponsor the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Summer School

Boston, MA, Jun 13, 2013 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.com), the enterprise SaaS Certificate Authority (CA), announces it will be a silver level sponsor of the upcoming Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Summer School to be held June 17-21, 2013 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois.


The TCIPG summer school is an event held to provide background in security and resiliency for cyber infrastructure in power and smart grids addressing today's cyber security challenges. The TCIPG led summer school brings together experts from the industry, national labs, academia and government agencies. Sessions during the summer school include case studies from current research and other related research on critical security topics that will allow participants to gain an understanding of the smarter energy system and associated cyber security challenges.

"We are proud to sponsor the upcoming TCIPG 2013 Summer School," said Lila Kee, Chief Product and Marketing Officer of GlobalSign. "We've seen the use of digital security increasingly play an important role for supporting energy markets and protecting critical national infrastructure over the last year, so we look forward to connecting with other leading experts and researchers who are playing a role addressing cyber security for smart energy systems." Over the last year, GlobalSign has played a leading role in the development of security best practices and standards needed to secure the electric-industry and critical national infrastructures. Specifically, GlobalSign is an active participant in the North American Energy Standards Board PKI subcommittee and Lila Kee, GlobalSign's Chief Product and Marketing Officer holds a board of directors seat on NAESB's Wholesale Electric Quadrant (WEQ) Executive to provide cyber security expertise and help share security policies and technology standards for the energy sector. Attending the annual TCIPG summer school will allow GlobalSign to further explore critical security topics in depth with organizations and industry experts looking to strengthen defenses against cyber security.

The TCIPG summer school will be held at the Q Center located at St. Charles, Illinois between June 17-21, 2013. To learn more about the TCIPG summer school event please visit: http://tcipg.org/2013-summer-school.

About Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid The Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Center (http://tcipg.org/) is an $18 million multi-university center, led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, that seeks to protect the nation's power grid by significantly improving the way the power grid infrastructure is built, making it more secure, reliable, and safe. Funded by the Department of Energy, with support from the Department of Homeland Security, researchers from Illinois, Dartmouth, the University of California at Davis and Washington State University carry out research to ensure secure and efficient data transmission; secure and smart load control; smart detection of, response to and recovery from cyber attacks; and validation of trustworthiness in the face of uncertainty. Research activities in TCIPG are conducted in close collaboration with vendors, grid operators, utilities, national laboratories, and various government entities. TCIPG also hosts workshops, summer schools and other events that bring together industry, government, and TCIPG researchers to discuss challenges, problems, and solutions for making the power grid trustworthy. For more information, visit http://tcipg.org.

About GMO GlobalSign GlobalSign has been a trust service provider since 1996. Its focus has been, and always will be, on providing convenient and highly productive PKI solutions for organizations of all sizes. Its core Digital Certificate solutions allow its thousands of authenticated customers to conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, and protection of online identities for secure email and access control. Vision and commitment to innovation led to GlobalSign being recognized by Frost & Sullivan for the 2011 Product Line Strategy Award. The company has local offices in the US, Europe and throughout Asia. For the latest news on GlobalSign visit http://www.globalsign.com or follow GlobalSign on Twitter (@globalsign).

GMO Internet Group GMO Internet Group is a comprehensive provider of industry-leading Internet solutions including domain name registration, cloud-based and traditional hosting, ecommerce, security, and payment processing services that each hold the top share of their respective markets in Japan. Other key business areas for the Group include online securities/FX trading, Internet advertising, search engine marketing and online research, and smartphone game development and publishing. GMO Internet, Inc. is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit http://www.gmo.jp/en.

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