The globalization of cyberspace is likely to increase the risks to critical infrastructure, affecting both the public and private sectors to the same extent. Carrying out defensive and counter-offensive actions to protect their own cyber infrastructure is on the agenda of all energy operators, being, at the same time, a national security issue.
In this context, the Energy Shield consortium organizes on Thursday, April 15th starting at 10.00 CET, an online workshop dedicated to protecting critical infrastructures against cyber attacks. Named "Trends, opportunities and choices in designing cyber resilient EPES infrastructure", the event will be held in English.
The event is mainly addressed to managers of companies that manage critical infrastructure in areas such as utilities, energy, decision makers in central and local public administration, cybersecurity specialists, researchers, academia.
During the event the following topics will be addressed:
- standardization and policy updates that have an impact on critical infrastructure and cyber security.
- demonstration of the Energy Shield toolkit.
- the impact of homework on energy and IT infrastructure and how long-term incidents affecting critical infrastructure lead to a reshaping of the technology, business and policy landscape.
If you are interested you can register here.
You can find the agenda here.
About Energy Shield
The EnergyShield research-development-innovation project is developed with EC funding from SIMAVI, the largest software integrator in Romania, together with 17 European partners, in line with the European strategy to create a culture of cybersecurity and security a prompt and effective response to attacks with the potential to destabilize or destroy critical infrastructure.
EnergyShield aims to develop a set of tools to ensure the protection of critical energy infrastructure. This project covers the whole spectrum of energy infrastructure: producer, consumer, distributor. This toolkit combines innovative cybersecurity tools that will be adapted and configured for use in critical infrastructure: vulnerability detection (attack modeling application), monitoring and protection (anomaly detection and DDoS applications), and an SIEM system. .
Monitoring and protection tools focus on enabling a rapid response to the attack, gradually automating security information and the management of such events.
The creation of a common virtual environment (toolkit) for the presentation and operation of applications that provide protection against different attack vectors is in line with the increase in recent years of cyber security requirements in the energy sector. This complex set of tools will be tested in Bulgaria and Italy, and the test scenarios will include attacks on information technology and specific operational technology.
By involving the profile organizations, the publication of scientific articles based on the results obtained during the implementation of the EnergyShield project, outlines a community of experts and users with access to information and data that can improve response time to cyber attacks.
The partners implementing the project are: SIMAVI (Romania), PSI Software AG (Germany), SI-GA Data Security (Israel), Foreseeti (Sweden), L7 Defense (Luxembourg), Tech Inspire (UK), Konnekt Able Technologies Limited ( Ireland), City University of London (UK), Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden), National Technical University of Athens (Greece), Eood Software Company (Bulgaria), Kogen Zagore (Bulgaria), Mvets Lenishta (Bulgaria), Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator (Bulgaria), CEZ Distribution (Bulgaria), MIG 23 (Bulgaria), DIL DIEL (Bulgaria) and IREN (Italy).
This project received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation program, based on Financing Agreement no. 832907.