ANS Connecticut Section Speaker Meeting Announcement for May 22nd, 2013

The Challenges of Cyber Security in Nuclear Energy

Please join us in welcoming Edward (Ted) Quinn, former ANS President, who will speak at the next Connecticut Section Dinner Meeting on the topic of Cyber Security on May 22nd, 2013.  Ted’s talk will address the massive growth in cyber security threats to all sectors of our culture including nuclear, and the progress and lessons learned by both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the utilities  in working with FERC/NERC in implementing prudent security programs and controls to protect the safety functions of key components and also provide continuity of power.

About the speaker:

Mr. Quinn is a acknowledged authority with over 35 years of utility experience, Past EDWARD L QUINN PHOTO 1212 001 (small)President of the American Nuclear Society (1998-1999), and President of Technology Resources, LLC.  He has managed and performed projects in licensing and compliance, electrical and controls design, and start-up and operation.  He developed Standards for the Instrument Society of America (ISA)  and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and is the author of over 50 papers and presentations on nuclear instrumentation and control subjects.  For over 15 years he has been an instructor at the MIT Summer Reactor Safety Course and is a Board member of the nuclear engineering programs at both Oregon State and The Ohio State University.

He currently provides the licensing support for the eight awarded IOM nuclear projects in China.  In 2009, he was awarded the highest award in IEC, The 1906 Award, for the development of standards, and in 2011, he received The ANS Walter Zinn Award, named for the first President of ANS.

We will be meeting at the Nutmeg Restaurant at 297 South Main Street, East Windsor, CT at 6PM.  All of the details are provided this flyer:  20130522 Speaker Meeting Announcement

So please save this date on your calendars and RSVP with your dinner selection, affiliation, and contact information by May20th to Stephen Szarek at 860-731-6313 or szareksw@westinghouse.com.  Dinner choices are:

  • Chicken Francaise
  • Grilled Salmon with an Herb White Wine Cream
  • Thin Sliced Roast Beef with au jus
  • Vegetarian Stir Fry

PLEASE  sign up early for this.  And I hope to see you there!

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