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Share Your Cybersecurity Insights: Energy Central’s Next Special Issue is on Cybersecurity in the Utility Industry

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Energy Central’s lineup of hot topics for our special issue newsletters has started off the year hot, featuring 2020 Predictions and Trends and then stories of Innovation in the Electric Power Industry. This month, we turn our attention to one of the sector’s most critical topics: Cybersecurity.

In 2020, the importance of emergency management and planning for the unpredictable couldn’t be clearer. A widespread breach of the cybersecurity systems in the utility industry would undoubtedly have a massive impact, and staying one step ahead of any potential intrusion into grid security is thus an area where utility executives and partners have astutely invested much time and many resources.

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However, because of the ever-digitized world we live in and the increasingly intelligent utility industry that results, adequate cybersecurity remains a moving target. What was state-of-the-art a year or two ago may quickly become insufficient tomorrow. The lessons learned when first setting up cybersecurity defenses for utilities may no longer apply. As a result, cybersecurity remains among the most vital areas for professionals and organizations within the utility sector to share their insights, questions, and resources.

With that in mind, Energy Central is calling upon our community of utility professionals, digital utility experts, and cybersecurity gurus: now is the time to submit your posts on the topic of cybersecurity. If approved, your stories will be shared in our next Special Issue “Cybersecurity in the Utility Industry,” scheduled to deploy on April 30th.


What We Need from Our Industry Thought Leaders

We’re seeking out submissions from cybersecurity experts and decision-makers in the utility sector to share their findings, their resources, and their forward-looking analyses. We want you to reach out and send us a submission on topics such as the following:

  • What is your utility doing to be prepared for potential cyber-attacks?
  • How have you made sure cybersecurity is a main pillar of forcus for your utility executives?
  • What are you doing to assure customers about the cybersecurity precautions you have in place?
  • How have you created contingency plans should threats make it through your cybersecurity defenses?
  • What are going the be the new and important trends in cybersecurity for utilities in the coming years?


Solution Providers

Our special issue on “Cybersecurity in the Utility Industry” will be an unparalleled opportunity to reach the members of the Energy Central community who are most focused on cybersecurity issues. If you’d like to contribute an article or become a content sponsor for this issue, please reach out to your client representative (or or download our media guide now for more information. Please refer to page 18 for information specific to Special Issues.  


How to Take Part in this Important Issue:

Send your submissions to with the subject “Cybersecurity 2020.” If you are not sure whether your topic or submission idea is appropriate for this issue, you can send us an abstract or reach out to us at  Please note, if you send an abstract this needs to be sent at least a week prior to the submission due date.  Also, please include in the subject line that is is an abstract. 

The due date for submission is April 24th, 2020.


We look forward to reading your perspective and continuing this incredibly important dialogue within the utility industry.

Audra C Drazga

VP of the Power Industry Network

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