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.