Ameen H. Hamdon, P.Eng., is President of SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) founded in 1992, specializing in substation data communications and device management.
Ameen began his career in the electrical utility industry working for Alberta Power Limited (now ATCO Electric), working in various generation and transmission departments and spending the bulk of his time as a SCADA Telecontrol Engineer. Mr. Hamdon was also the President of the DNP User Group for 6 years. Mr. Hamdon received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1988 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
Field of Experience
Power Utility Needs, SCADA, DNP3, Software, Business Development, Project Management, Finance, IEEE Member, CIGRE Member
15 Years, Continuing Journey Securing, and Managing Edge Devices
This presentation details the journey a mid-size utility in the US has taken to securing the OT devices used to monitor and control their Electric grids over the last two decades. For US Electric Utilities this journey began with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) 1200 Cyber Security (Urgent Action) published in 2003. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) formally approved updated NERC CIP regulations in 2008 that imposed mandatory critical infrastructure regulations for US Bulk Transmission Electric utilities.