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When: November 2-3, 2022

Where: Virtual & in-person @ Dreamport (Columbia, MD)

Day One Pre-CTF Training

MON | Nov 2 | 8am - 4pm | Virtual

Virtual pre-event training focusing on tactics, techniques, and tools in effecting the electrical sector by exploiting an electrical power system

Additional Registration Details Coming Soon




8:00 - 8:30



8:30 - 9:45

Electric Power 101

Percival Engineering

9:45 - 10:30

DNP3 Application & Usage

Schweitzer Engineering

10:30 - 11:15

Cyber Risk Management


11:15 - 12:15

Modbus Protocol

Cyber Synergy

12:15 - 1:00

Preparing Binaries for Reverse Engineering

Percival Engineering

1:00 - 1:45

How to do a CTF

Cyber Skyline

1:45 - 2:45

SCADA Honeypot Development

Schweitzer Engineering

2:45 - 3:45

Triangle MicroWorks

Tool 101

Triangle MicroWorks

3:45 - 4:00


WiCyS - CI

5:00 - 7:00

Pre-Event Social

Percival Engineering

**agenda subject to change

Post-Event Social

Percival | 6220 Old Dobbin Ln | Suite 100 | Columbia MD 21045

Day Two CTF

tue| Nov 3 | 9am - 4pm | Virtual & In-person






CTF Phase One


Lunch & Networking


CTF Phase Two


Break & Wrap-UP




Post-Event Social at DreamPort

**agenda subject to change

In-Person @ DreamPort

7000 Columbia Gateway Dr | Columbia MD 21046

Registrants will be receiving emails in the coming weeks with event details, logistics...etc.

Any questions please email wicys.cic@gmail.com


Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

For more information please contact merri.mcnamara@percivaleng.com

Past Speaker events







Speaker Event: Building a Resilient Grid

This panel will focus on understanding the real and present risks to the grid from the national perspective, the defender's perspective, as well as actionable steps that can be taken to ensure its resiliency.

Megan Samford: Moderator

Schneider Electric, VP, Chief Product Security Officer for Energy Management

Megan is responsible for driving the product security strategy and programs for Schneider Electric’s Energy Management business with a focus on industrial control systems security, critical infrastructure protection, and risk analysis. In her role at Schneider Electric, Megan is presently the only female CPSO for a major industrial. This has been recognized as a huge achievement for women in industrial control systems security.

Megan brings a unique perspective to the security community, based on her diverse private and public security background, with an interest in utilizing proven concepts from traditional critical infrastructure protection and emergency management foundations and applying those to cyber, in particular for industrial control systems incident response.

Cheri Caddy: Speaker

Senior Advisor to the Office of the National Cyber Director

Cheri is a Senior Advisor to the National Cyber Director in the Office of the National Cyber Director in the White House. Prior to this role Cheri served as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity in the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security & Emergency Response at the Department of Energy. In this role she led strategy and execution of cybersecurity operations, technology, and critical infrastructure protection programs.

Over her 30-year federal career, Cheri has served in a wide variety of roles in the Defense, Intelligence, and Foreign Service communities with portfolios spanning cybersecurity, technology, policy, R&D, international trade and economics, and foreign affairs.

Marissa Morales-Rodriguez: Speaker

DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office, Technology Manager

Marissa is a scientist, native of Puerto Rico, working as a systems integration technology manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). Marissa joined SETO in 2021 where she manages a project portfolio supporting research and development of high impact technologies and solutions to enable reliable, resilient, and secure integration of solar energy into the nation's electricity grid.

Prior to this role, she served as a principal investigator and project manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for over 10 years. Her research focused on the development of advanced cyber-physical sensors, telecommunications, data analytics and controls to increase security, reliability, and resilience of power grids and energy systems.

Emma Stewart: Speaker

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Chief Scientist

Emma Stewart is the chief scientist of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) where she works to expand the leadership of NRECA and electric co-ops in the scientific and engineering communities. She leads the NRECA Research program to further advance research into grid resilience and reliability, transmission and distribution, cybersecurity and more.

Emma most recently served as Associate Program Leader, Defense Infrastructure, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, where she led projects in cyber and infrastructure resilience for the defense community. Emma has experience across many roles in the energy delivery space, and brings that holistic perspective to the security community.

WiCyS Mission

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) is a global community that is dedicated to bringing talented women together to celebrate and foster their passion and drive for cybersecurity. WiCyS Critical Infrastructure was formed to empower women in cyber across the critical infrastructure community and create a safe community for women to flourish, explore, and learn. We unite local, national, and international communities across academia, research, and industry to empower women through knowledge, experience, networking, and mentorship.

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