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.