Energy Shield Consortium is inviting you to attend online workshop “Trends, opportunities and choices in designing cyber resilient EPES infrastructure” on the 15th of April starting at 10.00 CET.  

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Targeted audience: If you are an EPES value chain stakeholder, critical infrastructure and/or cyber security expert, researcher, scientist or domain enthusiast, please register here

 

Event structure & objectives:

EnergyShield online workshop aims at engaging different stakeholders in cross-domain topics via:

  • Opening sessions approaching standardization efforts and policy updates impacting critical infrastructures and cyber security.
  • Demonstration of Energy Shield toolkit.
  • Two panel discussions  about the impact of the home working on energy and IT infrastructures and on how the lasted incidents targeting critical infrastructures are reshaping technologies, businesses and policies landscape.

Active participation:

  • During the event, you will be able to address questions via chat and discuss with the other participants.
  • Prior the event, you can fill two panel related surveys to provides insights, propose questions or launch topics of discussion (Panel 1 and Panel 2).
  • After the event, a report will be issued and all the topics an question will be addressed.

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While deciding… please watch a video presentation of the Energy Shield project https://youtu.be/AtSUmkrp1Dw

Looking forward to seeing you at the event!

The EnergyShield Consortium is preparing an online workshop to promote the EnergyShield project and engage different stakeholders in cross-domain topics.

Trends, opportunities and choices in designing a cyber-resilient EPES infrastructure” workshop is scheduled for the 15th of April 2021 (10.00 to 12.30 CET). Relevant energy and cybersecurity stakeholders, representatives from the European Commission, European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, standardization and policy bodies will join the discussions related to designing new solutions or adopting new technologies, business models and policies. Latest incidents targeting critical infrastructures and the work-from-home impact in energy and IT domains will be approached.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend the online event.

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On October 22nd, EnergyShield objectives, tools and pilots were presented as part of the final day of the international congress BioBioEnergia https://biobioenergia.com/). The congress is annualy organized by the BioBio Region in Chile and gathers experts, professionals, enterprises and academia from Chile, Latin America and other continents. The consortium was represented by dr. Ana-Maria Dumitrescu (SIMAVI) with her intervention (Smart meters and cybersecurity in energy. European initiatives and examples from Romania (Medidores inteligentes y seguridad cibernética en energía. Iniciativas europeas y ejemplos de Rumania, in Spanish). The Congress was available to the public through several platforms (e.g. tvenerg.com) and had a total audience of almost 675.000 persons in its four days.

 

EnergyShield project was accepted in cyberwatching.eu project hub.

Cyberwatching.eu is the European observatory of research and innovation in the field of cybersecurity and privacy. Funded under the European Commission’s H2020 programme, this project contributes to making the Digital Single Market a safer place by promoting the uptake and understanding of cutting-edge cybersecurity and privacy services which emerge from Research and Innovation initiatives across Europe.

In the pre-accession phase the market and technology readiness were evaluated and the project was included on the Cybersecurity and Privacy Project Radar. The Cybersecurity and Privacy Project Radar provides a birdseye view of the complete collection of EU funded projects in the cybersecurity space. Projects with a colour gradient have volunteered in a technology and market readiness assessment by Cyberwatching.eu

Kanaris Bounas from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) presented the framework of the Cybersecurity Culture tool at the IADIS Information Systems Conference (IS 2020) on 2-4 of April. The IS 2020 provides a forum for the discussion of information systems taking a socio-technological perspective. It aims to address the issues related to design, development and use of IS in organisations from a socio-technological perspective, as well as to discuss IS professional practice, research and teaching.

IS2020 gathered more than 80 researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines including technology infrastructures and organisational processes, risk management, ethics and privacy, information security, IS design, development and management, and IS research.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the conference was held online. The initial work and vision for the tool for the assessment of socio-culture behavior of organisations was presented under the title “Towards a cybersecurity culture tool through a holistic, multi-dimensional assessment framework” and was published in the IADIS digital library.  The attendants commented on the importance of the tool and provided valuable feedback and ideas for the assessment process while also initializing a fruitful discussion on the unpredictability and indeterminism in human behavior.

Holding the conference as an online event brought some minor difficulties such as connection problems that caused delays in the sessions but in general the conference was completed with great success.

According to a Gartner, Inc. survey of 800 global HR executives on March 17, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required employees to work from home, regardless of whether or not they showed coronavirus-related symptoms. At the same time, a profound cyber-crime increase has occurred that cannot be left unnoticed.

Our team aims to investigate the cyber-security culture readiness along with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic to numerous organizations from different countries, business domains and specialization fields.

What we need is 5 minutes of your time to assist us in our goal.

 Please participate in our short survey and help us understand the technological side-effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Be assured that the survey is anonymous and the responses will be kept strictly confidential.

Click here to take this 5 minutes  survey 

All the information provided id anonymous and no personal information required.

Your contribution to our research is valuable and we will keep you posted on the findings.

EnergyShield project attended the first project to policy kick off seminar (P2PKOS) organised by Research Executive Agency (REA) at the end of January 2020. 

During a full day of both plenary and groups sessions representatives from 34 H2020 cybersecurity projects shared the objectives of the projects and identified ways they could contribute to the enforcement of European Commission recommendation on cybersecurity in energy sector – SWD(2019)1240. 

In a five minutes pitch every project addressed the opportunity of having a domain area for cybersecurity in energy sector.  The EC recommendations on cybersecurity in energy sector are just in time to draft a balanced ecosystem accommodating reliable cyber security measures while protecting emergent business models based on innovation. To the most relevant particularities of cybersecurity in energy sector (real-time requirements, cascading effect and technology mix), the knowledge mix (IT+ power engineering) and the adequacy of measures could add.
 
In the same policy context the Cybersecurity Act  (COM/2017/0477), ENISA calls for appropriate stakeholders’ involvement and support to establish and maintain the trust and security on cybersecurity products, services and processes via an EU cybersecurity certification. Adding to this the recommendation from Smart Grids Task Force Expert Group 2 of having a Network Code on Cybersecurity the need to define the frontiers of cyberescurity in energy sector is taken a step forward.  

EnergyShield project could support these initiatives of the EC through sharing the recommendations to partners and EPES value chain via reports and scientific publications. The defensive toolkit proposed by EnergyShield project brings together cybersecurity approaches (e.g. vulnerability assessment, threat scenario assessment) to adapt and validate to Electrical Power and Energy System (EPES) value chain and could contribute to supply chain cyber security risk management and to the protection of current infrastructure via improving awareness, collaboration and expertise.

 EnergyShield project introduces its objectives and the technologies deployed at EUW19, booth P71.

Check-out the Agenda below too find out more about what we have prepared. 

 

 

 

12th of November 1pm (13:00) at booth PSI Software AG (P71)
Cybersecurity-project
EnergyShield presentations

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rohr, PSI Software AG

13:05 EnergyShield Project Summary and EnergyShield Toolkit Concept
Monica Florea (PhD) and Otilia Bularca, both SIVECO Romania SA

13:15 EnergyShield-Modules: OT Process Anomaly Detection

Ido Yitzhaki, SIGA OT Solutions

13:25 EnergyShield-Modules: Automated Threat Modeling and Attack Simulation
Joar Jacobsson, foreseeti

13:35 Security Information Event Management (SIEM) & Visual Analytics
Dr. Angelos Liapis and Rosanna Babagiannou, Konnekt-able Technologies Ltd.
13:45 Discussion

 

13th of November 4pm (16:00) at booth PSI Software AG (P71)
Cybersecurity-project
EnergyShield presentations

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Matthias Rohr, PSI Software AG

16:05 EnergyShield Project Summary and EnergyShield Toolkit Concept
Monica Florea (PhD) and Otilia Bularca, both SIVECO Romania SA

16:15 EnergyShield-Modules: OT Process Anomaly Detection

Ido Yitzhaki, SIGA OT Solutions

16:25 EnergyShield-Modules: Automated Threat Modeling and Attack Simulations
Joar Jacobsson, foreseeti

16:35 Discussion

EnergyShield project will introduce its objectives and proposed technologies at European Utility Week 2019, in Paris. 

PSI Software AG, a leading provider of advanced grid management solutions and one of the technological partners of EnergyShield project will host the project at their booth P71

Different consortium partners will attend the event and guide you through the challenges of the EnergyShield project with short pitches, technology demonstrations and flyers. On November 12th at 1 pm and on November 13th at 4 pm there will be short public presentations on EnergyShield at the PSI booth (P71).

Energy Utility Week is one of the most prestigious events where all key players in the smart energy ecosystem to come together and discuss European strategies to achieve a smooth transition towards a low carbon energy emission.

This year, European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe offer an end-to-end  experience for the whole energy supply chain, from power generation through to end-use, under one roof. Read more about it here.

 

Romania is leader in one of the biggest projects that captures the needs of Electrical Power and Energy System operators and combines the latest technologies for vulnerability assessment, supervision and protection to draft a defensive toolkit

The EnergyShield toolkit will comprise specific innovative software components covering cybersecurity assessment (automated threat modelling), monitoring & protection (anomaly detection and DDoS mitigation) and learning & sharing (security information and event management).

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