Trilateral Memorandum of Understanding | JE-ISAC, US-ISAC, EE-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.
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.
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.
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.