Smart Grids Forum | IEC 61850 Week 2021

Smart Grids Forum | IEC 61850 Week 2021

October 18-22 | Swapcard Virtual Event Platform

The EE-ISAC is proud to be a Strategic Partner for Smart Grids Forum’ event which presented a 5-day programme 2021 to draw together utility IEC 61850 and substation digitisation project directors, with leading system integrators and pioneering technology suppliers, for a technically in-depth review of the latest IEC 61850 implementations within the substation and across the wider smart grid, worldwide.

This year’s programme had the aim of assisting utilities in managing their IEC 61850 deployment programmes with ‘replacement’ placed firmly at the heart of their strategies. The pre-conference workshop provided hands-on practical guidance on specification, whilst the main 3-day conference, exhibition and networking forum showcases large-scale multi-vendor deployments of IEC 61850 within legacy and new substations, inter-substation, to the control centre, and across DER infrastructure. The week wrapped up with a post-conference seminar that deep-dives into the cybersecurity challenges that must be resolved in order to drive a much faster pace of deployment of next generation IEC 61850 systems.

October 22 (10:30-12:00 CET) | Cybersecurity Seminar: EE-ISAC Panel 

The EE-ISAC Members E.ON, EVN and the Institute for Security and Safety hosted a panel on translating shared incident data into advanced prevention, detection, response strategies to guard against a more complex threat landscape.

• Outlining the key drivers and benefits of EE-ISAC participation in terms of information sharing, idea generation, and working within a network of trust
• Understanding the capabilities of the knowledge sharing tool MISP for threat and malware intelligence sharing

• How EE-ISAC supports the developments of SOCs within different utility environments
• Comparing cyber prevention, detection and response strategies within IT environments with that of OT environments
• Quantifying the future risk to evolving IT/OT converged infrastructures

• Creating a roadmap for more advanced prevention, detection and response strategies for IT/OT converged environments based on insights gathered from EE-ISAC participation
• Evaluating the drivers for regional collaboration between utility cyber defenders to boost the ability to get ahead of a more complex and unpredictable threat landscape

To access the event’s full program, please click here.

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