Webex meeting and Learn: Cybersecurity for Transactive Energy Systems (TES)


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The Denver Section would like to invite you to join us for the latest presentation in our Meeting and Learn series!

Come join your fellow IEEE members and local engineers for a fun filled evening of networking, while we discover exciting new innovations in technology. Once a month one of your local Denver IEEE Societies will host the event and bring in a unique speaker related to their field to present. This provides you, our members, with a unique opportunity to explore and learn about exciting new technologies being developed around you. Early on in the evening you’ll also have ample opportunity to mingle with your fellow engineers and colleagues delving into a broad range of technical expertise.

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  • denver, Colorado
  • United States 80020

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  • Co-sponsored by VTS10/COM19 (Denver COMSOC) chapter
  • Starts 31 August 2020 08:44 AM
  • Ends 08 September 2020 08:30 PM
  • All times are US/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
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Tim Weil

Tim Weil


Meeting and Learn : Cybersecurity for Transactive Energy Systems (TES)

Transactive energy (TE) will be an important technology enabler that will change today's utility business models toward the utility of the future. TE will also affect future energy markets, driven by new technologies, such as energy automation, distributed solar photovoltaic, distributed energy storage systems (DESS), smart metering, distributed energy resources (DER), and so one. However, current TE models lack the "trusted transactive layer" needed to implement new energy market dynamics capabilities. In this context, the presentations covered the full gamut of issues pertaining to transactive energy, cybersecurity and distributed ledger technologies. The workshop will present economic, public policy, new business models, legal challenges, research in microgrids and transactive energy, and supply-demand leveling, cybersecurity issues, 5G communications, controls, smart systems, and the IoT. The presentation will examine real projects underway at utilities and municipalities. The talk will highlight companies and partners developing solutions in industry including - IEEE Affiliates: Blockchain Initiative, Future Directions, ComSoc Denver Section. Energy Sector: National Renewable Energy Labs, NREL, U.S. Department of Energy, Xcel Energy, Duke Energy. Blockchain Industry Companies: BlockApps, Pinnacle, EnLedger, BlockFrame, Global Blockchain Alliance. Finally, a look at simulation models for TES developed at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (US DOE) will be discussed in terms for attack vectors and security simulation.


Tim Weil is a Cybersecurity Professional with SecurityFeeds (Denver, CO.)  Most recently, hecompleted a 4 year position with Alcohol Monitoring Systems as a Project Manager specializing in cloud security, audit and compliance. (ISO 27001).  . Since returning to Colorado in 2010 he has worked as an Information Security Manager for the US Antarctic Program and US Department of Interior. Recently he established an ISO 27001 line of business for Coalfire and has provided ISO 27001 consultancy services to commercial clients.  His work on Cybersecurity for Transactive Energy Systems is in conjunction with DU’s summer program in Renewable Power Systems and the Smart Grid


Mr. Weil is a Senior Member of the IEEE and has served in several IEEE positions - Chair of the Denver Section (2013). Chair of the Washington DC Section (2009), technical editor and author for several IEEE publications (IT Professional, Computer, Internet Computing, Security and Privacy).  Here in Colorado, he served as the General Conference Chair for the IEEE Green Technology Conference (2013). He currently serves as chair of the Denver COMSOC section and the IEEE Blockchain Initiative (Colorado).


His degrees include an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Immaculate Heart College. Currently he is an industry-certified Security and Privacy professional (CISSP), Cloud Computing Security Professional (CCSP/CCSK), Project Management Professional (PMP), IT Auditor (CISA) and certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and Implementer (PECB).


Specialties: Mr. Weil's technical areas of expertise include program management, cloud / enterprise security architecture, audit and compliance (ISO27001, ISO9001, FISMA, FedRAMP)., identity management, and network engineering. His publications and industry outreach are available on the website – http://www.securityfeeds.com


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