EE-ISAC Plenary & NISD Work Stream 8 Meeting

Open Plenary Session - Brussels - 6 & 7 March 2019

The EE-ISAC Plenary will be a joint event with the NISD Cooperation Group's Energy Workstream. The session will focus on Public-Private Cooperation in Energy and offer the opportunity to discuss challenges related to the implementation of the NIS Directive in the European Energy sector*. 

Other sessions include open discussion and information sharing on:
- Malware Information Sharing Platform
- Emerging Threats related to Commercial Frauds
- International ISAC Cooperation
- Cyber Security Metrics  

AGENDA FORMAT:

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 09:00 - 13:00 NIS Directive Workstream Session (Centre Albert Borschette)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 14:00 - 17:00 EE-ISAC Members' Plenary Session (Centre Albert Borschette)
Thursday, March 7, 2019     - 10:00 - 14:00 EE-ISAC Members' Plenary Session (DG Connect, Beaulieu) 

*Are you part of a DSO and interested in sharing your experiences anonymously with NISD implementations to foster the discussion on March 6th? Send us an email and we will share the survey with you: communications@ee-isac.eu

The event is free of charge to attend. It is an open meeting where quality experiences, realities and information will be exchanged in an open, transparent and trusted manner among colleagues.

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Energy Intrusion Detection 2019

  

The EE-ISAC was invited to take part to the Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 which took place 29-31 January 2019 in Amsterdam, organized by Smart Grids Forum, to share best practices on Cybersecurity in the European Energy industry. The conference drew together 60+ cybersecurity specialists from electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution operators across Europe to discuss the evaluation, procurement, and implementation of these crucial monitoring systems. This event followed the recent adoption of the NIS directive, which mandates increased cybersecurity development – particularly for operators of critical infrastructure.

Gisele Widdershoven, EE-ISAC Board Member, held the afternoon panel on the second day of the Conference to focus on fostering trust and facilitating information exchange between electric utilities to improve the resilience of the grid to cyber attacks. She has discussed about the development of the platform for the secure exchange of threat data collected by utilities across Europe including data captured by advanced security systems. The focus was on enabling industry-wide responses to localise security incidents happening across the continent and on comparing security capabilities and solutions to ensure deployment of best-in-class tools. Lastly, she examined how to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of the response to cyber incidents and ensured a unified approach to talking threats to grid infrastructure.

EPRI - Cyber Security Metrics Workshop, 2019

The EE-ISAC is a proud partner of the Cyber Security Metrics Workshop (28 March) at the EPRI European Workshop Week taking place 26-28 March 2019, in Milan, Italy. The Workshop Week is a set of technical workshops focused on equipping TSO, DSO, Supplier and Generation professionals with the latest information on selected topics of most relevance for the European Energy Transition.  

The event is addressed to those involved with grid operations and planning, reneweable, distributes resources, storage metering, cyber security and customer modeling at a utility or network operator. 

If you wish to learn more on how to quantify the success of your cyber security investment decisions or apply standard measures of the effectiveness of your cyber security policies and technologies, register to the Intro Webinar on January 30, about EPRI's research to help you manage your cyber security operations. 

More information and registration can be found here.

EE-ISAC at Energy Utilities Cyber Security Summit, London

The Energy Utilities Cyber Security Summit was held in London, on December 5th 2018, organized by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States Energy Association (USEA), and Edison Electric Institute (EEI).

The discussion of the panels focused on how the emergence of new technologies, including renewables, distributed generation and the Internet of Things is altering the security landscape of traditional utilities. In view of the increasing cyber security threats, it has been discussed how utilities are re-thinking their business and management processes to respond to such cyber security risks, in areas such as human resource management, procurement, information and operation technologies. The deployment of Information and Operations Technology Solutions to protect from cyber intrusions have also been analyzed.

Massimo Rocca, Chairman of EE-ISAC, was invited to intervene in the panel focused on the creation of a “circle of trust” by utilities to eneable the exchange of sensitive information in ISAC communities.

 

Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding between Japan, U.S. and European Energy - ISAC

Brussels, October 17, 2018 - European Energy Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EE-ISAC) is proud to announce the signing of a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Electricity - Information Sharing & Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and Japan Electricity - Information Sharing & Analysis Center (JE-ISAC) at the Grid Security Conference (GridSecCon) held in October 17, 2018, in Las Vegas, U.S.

The Grid Security Conference organized by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) gathered together more than 500 cyber security experts from industry and policy makers to discuss on infrastructure security threats, raise awareness on cyber threats and inform industry with security best-practices. Johan Rambi, Privacy and Cyber Security Advisor of EE-ISAC signed the trilateral MoU with Jim Robb, President and CEO of NERC, and Katsuyuki Abe, Secretary General of JE-ISAC. 

Cyber Security is a shared responsibility and thus cooperation is crucial to fight cyber security attacks, by sharing knowledge, education and good practices. The MoU establishes relations of trust with reliable partners of E-ISAC and JE-ISAC in order to manage cyber risks and ensure resilience across borders.

About EE-ISAC

European Energy - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EE-ISAC) is an industry-driven, information sharing network of trust. Both private utilities and solution providers and (semi)public institutions such as academia, governmental and non-profit organizations share valuable information on cyber security and cyber resilience. The EE-ISAC is the result of the European research project DENSEK, which was realized with the financial support of the Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security-related Risks Programme, European Commission - Directorate-General Home Affairs.

About JE-ISAC

Japan Electricity - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (JE-ISAC) gathers information related to cyber security, analyzes information considering the contents of information collected and shares the information and analysis results among the members with the aim of formulating rules and promoting mutual assistance activities that derive from the information sharing among members.

About E-ISAC

Electricity - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), under the ISAC framework of a U.S. government construct, extends across the bulk power system territory, which includes all of the U.S., Canada, and portions of Mexico. The E-ISAC handles physical or cyber issues impacting members to allow tactical response, sharing, and communication. Peer groups connect E-ISAC portal members with industry's sharpest experts to share best practices and lessons learned, and to serve as a forum for networking and engaged discussions. The physical security team provides expert advice and analysis to members to better understand both physical security needs as well as respond to and coordinate with law enforcement and intelligence partners at the local, state, and federal levels.

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