May 21, 2015
PSI CEO Bobby Beaty was a key speaker on the security panel at the RMEL Spring Management, Engineering and Operations Conference, May 17-19 in St. Louis. RMEL (formerly the Rocky Mountain Electric League) is an energy trade association that provides networking and education services to the electric utility industry in a 17-state region (https://www.rmel.org/). Mr. Beaty addressed performance testing of new security technologies. He urged utility managers to adopt a formal approach to testing technologies under field conditions so that they fully understand the parameters of a technology and its potential for failure before making a major investment in a system that may not deter an actual physical or cyber attack.