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Future Proofing Smart Grid’s Control System Security

03-01-2017 01:07 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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SMi announced: Waterfall Security solutions to share developments for control systems security to “stay ahead of the bad guys”

With greater concerns from utility companies and their consumers over privacy and advancement of cyber threats, bridging the gap between the customer and the utility grid industry has never been more vital to successful Smart Grid Cyber Security.

In light of this, Waterfall Security Solutions who is a global leader in industrial cybersecurity technology, and is involved with many control systems for utility companies through our North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia will be providing an exclusive updates on control systems security at the European Smart Grid Cyber Security Conference on the 21st and 22nd of March.

On Day 1 of the conference, Trevor Goldman who is a Customer Solutions Engineer at Waterfall Security Solutions will be addressing the conflict between Engineering Change Control essential to safety and reliability, and "constant aggressive change" to "stay ahead of the bad guys." He will showcase how to simplify security models and programs to address unchanging cyber-security fundamentals. The presentation will also have a focus on deploying robust security measures able to address the most sophisticated security threats, no matter how they evolve over the years ahead.

Returning to London, The European Smart Grid Cyber Security conference will bring together nations from Belgium; Brazil; Sweden; Germany; Italy; Latvia; Norway; Netherlands; 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.

There is also a post-conference workshop on “Setting up defence in-depth” hosted by Toreon CVBA and ONRIX gcv . The workshop will provide a wider understanding of setting up a defence-in-depth for ICS to counter the multitude of potential attack vectors. Defence mechanisms that should be ascribed to technology, processes and humans will be reviewed. The workshop will include a scenario based cyber-attack game to expand the understanding of attack vectors.

Confirmed Attendees for the 2017 show includes: CPqD, DNV GL, ElaadNL, ENCS, Enel Distribuzione SpA, Enemalta plc, Enexis, Engie, European Commission, Fingrid Oyj, Innogy SE, IT Governance Ltd, National University Singapore, Nortech Management Ltd, Northern Powergrid Metering Ltd, Norwegian Centre for Information Security (NorSIS), Nozomi Networks, ONRIX gcv, Provincial Electricity Authority (P E A), S E D C - Smart Energy Demand Coalition, Sadales Tikls, Satersys, SecurityMatters, Smart DCC Ltd, Smart Energy Code Administrator and Secretariat (SECAS), Smart Energy GB, The Mitre Corporation, Toreon CVBA, Trusted Renewables, Vattenfall Distribution, Waterfall Security Solutions.

For those looking to attend, there are special rates available for utilities and public organisations. Further information is available at http://www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk/openpr

7th Annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security
21st – 22nd March 2017
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
Proudly sponsored by Nozomi Networks
http://www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk/openpr

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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 http://www.smi-online.co.uk

SMi Group
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Media: Contact Theresa Chung on tchung@smi-online.co.uk
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