Owing to a heightened awareness of cyber security resulting from the attacks suffered by Ukraine in 2015 and 2016, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United States Energy Association (USEA) have established the Utility Cyber Security Initiative (UCSI) to provide an ongoing forum and platform for cyber security analysis in the Black Sea region.
EE-ISAC was invited to participate in an interactive workshop with local grid operators, being the first of two consecutive programs launched by the Energy Technology and Governance Program (ETAG) of USAID and the United States Energy Association (USEA) under the UCSI flag. The workshop provided participants with a 360 degree perspective on:
- policy directives,
- regulatory frameworks,
- technology standards,
- utility management best practices, and the
- emerging grid technologies
EE-ISAC committed to helping UCSI to set up an Energy ISAC for the Black Sea region and team up with this ISAC sharing experiences and blueprints for cyber security information sharing within an international, multi-disciplenary network of trust.
For more information about this cooperation, contact Johan Rambi (Board Member EE-ISAC).