Hub Sessions

Hub Sessions

Grid Intelligence

Focusing on a utility’s immune system, this track explores what policies, new tech and initiatives are underway, and how do we implement them more efficiently and effectively? What collaboration and innovation efforts can we leverage to strengthen our distributed, shared risk management approach to enable and ensure the Utilities safety from a potential cyber-attack?

Wed 04 Oct 14:00 to 14:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Chairperson:

Mark Ossel
Board Member

Presentation title

Session Introduction

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Wed 04 Oct 14:10 to 14:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Maurice Snoeren
Head of Section INC

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Being security-ready has never been more critical

The cybersecurity balance is lost. At the one hand side, state-sponsored hackers finding each day new ways to attack our automation and information systems. On the other side, utilities having limited budgets and limited focus to cybersecurity while digitalization and interfaces between operational and informational systems are growing rapidly. It is required to radically change our operational cybersecurity approach to be able to secure and defend the critical (automation) infrastructure. Protection is not enough!
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Wed 04 Oct 14:30 to 14:50

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Michael Teichmann
Managing Director Security Services EALA for Chemicals, Natural Resources, Energy & Utilities

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Digitally Enabled Grid: Outsmarting Network Security Threats

Effective responses to secure smart grids against potential cyber breaches are imperative and urgent. Mr. Teichmann will draw on insights from Accenture’s 4th annual Digitally Enabled Grid (DEG) global research program and share relevant examples to demonstrate how distribution businesses can secure their networks amid rapidly evolving cyber threats.
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Wed 04 Oct 14:50 to 15:10

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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A Collaborative Approach to Grid Security

SEAS-NVE, a utility in Denmark with 390 000 smart meters installed, has successfully deployed smart metering technology to help avert hacking, intrusions and cyber-attacks, to the benefit of both the utility and its customer base. SEAS-NVE wanted to incorporate additional security features and functions into the smart metering system. So they worked with Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), their smart metering infrastructure vendor, on improving and enhancing the security features of their system.
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Wed 04 Oct 15:10 to 15:30

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Nicolas Viot
Senior Security Consultant

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Smart metering solutions: A hacker’s perspective

We shall show how a hacker perceives a device, and what he can and cannot do with it. Then we shall present the common attack scenarios and discuss their impact to utility companies. We will close this presentation by giving a few recommendations for addressing smart metering security. 
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Wed 04 Oct 15:30 to 16:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

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Coffee Break

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Wed 04 Oct 16:00 to 16:20

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Jeremy Meara
Smart Metering Compliance Manager

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Much more than a firewall: Security as an integral part of any system

Northern Power Grid (NPG) finds itself responsible for managing and protecting vast quantities of sensitive data, working with the DCC, a UK company established with the mandate to provide communication services between smart meters and the business systems of energy suppliers, network operators and other authorized service users. In addition to deploying a security-based solution acting as a gateway to the DCC, NPG has been assessing the security implications of their smart metering activity and considering the organizational, process and technology changes required in order to manage risk and be prepared for breaches. NPG will talk about the benefits of a security audit : oftentimes uncomfortable and hard-work, but an outward-in view on how to best defend data with a view to protecting customers and assuring supply.
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Wed 04 Oct 16:20 to 16:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Johan Rambi
Board Member

Presentation title

Results from information sharing and international collaboration at EE-ISAC

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Wed 04 Oct 16:40 to 17:00

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Speakers:

Nuno Medeiros
Information Systems Officer
Aurelio Blanquet
Director of the Networks Digital Platform

Presentation title

Utility Case Study: EDP Distribuição Road to Reality - Rolling-out a Secure Smart Grid

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Wed 04 Oct 17:00 to 17:40

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Theatre Grid Intelligence

Moderator:

Mark Ossel
Board Member

Speakers:

Johan Rambi
Board Member
Bo Danielsen
Head of Department
Nuno Medeiros
Information Systems Officer
Jeremy Meara
Smart Metering Compliance Manager

Presentation title

Panel: Implementing Security in a Utility’s Operations

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