IoT Security issues: the roles of OT and IT in a secure grid model

Top Quote With the latest industry updates, SMi group reports: Alliander, Enel, Enexis and SSE will present at the European Smart Grid Cyber Security event (7-8 March 2016, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London), discovering the industry hot topics such as the roles of OT and IT in a secure grid model, system vulnerability and how EA needs to be stronger for grid. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2016 - Entering a digital age, IoT is influencing utilities even more, in particular smart meters and smart grids, which will continue to evolve. During 2016 it is expected to witness more examples of security vulnerabilities related to IoT. The lack of standardization leads to issues such as data that is not encrypted, insecure web interfaces etc. The security issues faced everyday by IT teams such as network, application and mobile security are all combined in IoT devices, which is making IoT the new target for hackers. (Source: Information Management, Evolving Our Security in 2016, 5 Feb 2016)

    Roelof Klein, System Engineer/ Consulting, Alliander will be presenting his speech at the SMi's 6th annual event on: Understanding the roles of OT and IT in a secure grid model, discussing attaining optimum protection of the grid: IT and OT cases. Roelof will explain the urgent need to implement a holistic standardisation environment. He will share his experience about the Aliander's live lab and the conclusions being drawn.

    Furthermore, the auditory will benefit from the speech from Enexis (Mauriche Kroos, Security Officer and Louis DIetvorst, Enterprise Architect) on open data and end user engagement.

    Joe Dauncey, Chair, Energy Network Association Cyber Security Group and Head of Information Risk and Security, ENA/ SSE will be explaining how is the sector benchmarking in order to prioritise the development of capability and how are UK energy networks developing risk management practices.

    Giovanni Copolla, Product Manager, Global Network Technology, Enel will be discovering security concerns for end-user smart grid application: the case of electric mobility and how to ensure that security is a focus through design.

    This year's event will feature an exclusive case studies from a range of European utility companies, discovering how communication issues between IT and OT departments can be overcome, the important regulatory standards and how to make your company compliant, newest technological developments in cyber security and much more.

    Those who are interested in attendance are advised to register now to avoid disappointment.
    Other speaker panel for 2016 includes:
    - Stephen Daniels, Strategic Business Advisor, Cyber Security Practice, CGI
    - Graham Wright, Head of Global Digital Risk & Security & CISO, National Grid
    - Steve Soar, Cyber Security Specialist, Darktrace Ltd
    - Adrian Page, DCC Readiness Manager, Smart Metering Customer Programme, E.ON UK
    - David Higgins, Professional Service Manager, CyberArk
    - Lionel Jacobs, SCADA Security Architect, Palo Alto Networks, and many more

    Running alongside the conference will be an exclusive half-day post-conference workshop entitled 'Making Information Security Work for Your Organisation' (Led by IT Governance)

    For more information or to register visit the event website at

    European Smart Grid Cyber Security
    7th - 8th of March 2016
    London, UK
    Contact e-mail: aserazetdinova ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk
    Contact number: James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054
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