The Cyberwatching.eu Webinar “EPES and Smart GRIDS”, held on 12 November 2020 in collaboration with the R&I projects, provided solutions to protect EPES and SmartGRIDS agains cyber-threats, and preserve consumer’s privacy.
The Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) is of key importance to the economy, as all other domains rely on the availability of electricity. With the growing use of digital devices and advanced communications and interconnected systems, the EPES is increasingly exposed to external cyber-threats, and therefore they requires an attentive evaluation of the cyber security risk that allows taking proper countermeasures.
On the other hand, despite Smart Grids (SG) support a dynamic two-way information exchange between utility companies and their customers, contributing towards a smart and sustainable energy management in Europe and the establishment of a wiser energy consumption mentality, the power grid is also exposed to security threats inherited from the ICT sector, while privacy issues and new vulnerabilities, related to the specific characteristics of the Smart Grids infrastructure, are emerging.
Attacks to EPES and SG may lead to cascading failures, ranging from destruction of other interconnected critical infrastructures to loss of human lives.
The European Commission adopted in April 2019 a sector-specific guidance that identifies the main actions required to preserve cybersecurity and be prepared for possible cyberattacks in the energy sector, taking into account the characteristics of the sector such as the real-time requirements, the risk of cascading effects and the combination of legacy systems with new technologies. Join us on this webinar where the projects EnergySHIELD, SDN-Microsense, SealedGRID and DEFeND will present their solutions to protect EPES and Smart Grids against cyber-threats, and preserve consumers’ privacy.
Andrea Praitano (Maticmind, Defend Project), Anna Georgiadou (Energy Shield, National Technical University of Athens), Annarita Iodice (Maticmind, Defend Project), Christos Xenakis (Curex Project, University of Piraeus, Secondo), Jean Baptiste Bernard (Defend Project, Grid Pocket), Panagiotis Sarigiannidis (SDN Microsense, University of Western Macedonia). WEBINAR MODERATOR: Marina Ramirez (aeiciberseguridad, Cyberwatching).
Materials and Documents
- Cyberwatching.eu Introduction and Notes
- The DEFeND project to help GDPR compliance in the Energy Sector
- From Honeypot-oriented Risk Analysis to Islanding Solutions in Energy Systems
- Distributed Key Management for MicroGrids
- Assessing, Enhancing and Cultivating a Cyber-Security Culture in the EPES Sector