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European Commission to discuss the Winter Package, digitalisation of the energy system and the importance of cybersecurity

02-06-2017 04:59 PM CET | Energy & Environment

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European Commission to discuss the Winter Package,

SMi announced: European Commission will discuss in-depth about the Winter Package, digitalisation of the energy system and the importance of cybersecurity at European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference this March.

European Commission's Deputy Head of Unit, Mark Van Stiphout will share updates on the recently proposed Winter Package this March at SMi's European Smart Grid Cyber Security Conference, taking place on 21st-22nd March.

Mark will lead a presentation entitled: "The digitalisation of the energy system and the importance of cybersecurity" in which he will discuss the recently proposed Winter Package. He will explore the key elements of the European Commission's legislative proposals, designed to put energy efficiency first, to be the global leader in renewable energy as well as to provide a fairer deal for consumers. Furthermore he will also explain how EU policy and R&D can help to overcome the challenges for Cybersecurity in the energy system.

Other keynotes will include an update on the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the NIS Directive from IT Governance's CEO & Founder, Alan Calder and a focus on policy driven security challenges in Great Britain from Smart Energy Code Company (SECCo).

Returning to London, the two-day will bring together nations from Belgium; Brazil; Sweden; Germany; Italy; Latvia; Norway; Netherland; UK and USA and is the perfect meeting point for senior experts in cyber security from utilities, TSOs, regulators and solution providers.

The 2017 show provides a platform for those working in the utility sector to meet and discuss latest regulatory standards, advances in technological solutions, the latest smart metering programmes, European utility market dynamics, advances in construction and technology, communication and human issues and how to overcome them.

Notable presenters at the conference includes National Grid, Enel SpA, European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), ElaadNl & Enexis, Smart Energy Code Company (SECCo), MITRE, CPqD, Toreon CVBA, Norwegian Centre for Information Security (NorSIS) Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC), SecurityMatters, Smart Energy GB,ONRIZ gcv, Smart Homes and Building Associations.

There is also a post-conference workshop, designed to counter the multitude of potential attack vectors to enable faster respond to cyber inciden as well as to think like a hacker. Taking place on the 23rd March, the workshop is hosted by Toreon CVBA and ONRIX gcv titled: "Setting up defence-in-depth".

Latest registered attendees include: DNV GL, Enemalta plc, Innogy SE (RWE), JSC Sadales Tikls, National University of Singapore, Nortech Management, Northern Powergrid, Nozomin Networks, Satersys, Smart DCC, Vattenfall Distribution

For those looking to attend, there are special rates available for utilities and public organisations. Further information is available at

7th Annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security
21st – 22nd March 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
Proudly sponsored by Nozomi Networks

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the worlds most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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