Renewable Energy Cyber Security Forum

October 26-27, 2022- Online

Strapline: Assessing and mitigating cyber security risks on your assets

Renewable Energy needs a common understanding of cyber threats and mitigation strategies to enable protection of assets from the internal and external threats which could truly compromise businesses and result in heavy economic loss, reduction of energy production as well as serious PR repercussions. The lack of standards, insufficient board level understanding of cyber threats, legacy assets and new technology pose important challenges for cyber security professionals working in renewable energy, both in Europe and US. “Assessing and mitigating cyber security risks on your assets” is the slogan of the two-days meeting organized to discuss cyber security strategy and recommendations, cyber hygiene, implementation of risk management schemes, regulatory issues and more throughout real use case studies, World Cafe sessions and panel discussions.

Cyberattacks on energy companies are becoming more common and the need to protect renewable energy assets from cyber-attacks is of paramount importance in todays digital era. Cybersecurity poses a serious challenge for renewables operators and the industry is realizing the criticality of cybersecurity in holistic asset resilience. Digital transformation in renewables involves disruptive approaches, new technologies and innovations, and will require new architectures, new business models and thinking around cybersecurity

Renewable Energy needs a common understanding of cyber threats and mitigation strategies to enable assets to be protected over internal and external threats that could truly compromise businesses and result in heavy economic loss, reduction of energy production as well as serious PR repercussions.

The lack of standards, insufficient board level understanding of cyber threats, legacy assets and new technology pose important challenges for cyber security professionals working in renewable energy, both in Europe and US.

Join like-minded peers at this 2-day event to learn how key players in the renewable energy sector have been able to stay resilient, invest in the right technology and convince their stakeholders its worth ranking cyber security up in their priority list.

Key Topics & Discussions

  • Building the Business Case to Balance Security Risk with Cost
  • One Size does not Fit All - Cyber Security Recommendations for the Renewables Sector
  • Lets not forget: Physical Security and Cyber Defence Need to Complement Each Other
  • Future Energy World of Interconnectivity - Preparing Your Cyber Security Strategies Already Today
  • Digitalization Meets Distributed Energy Resources: Chances and Challenges of CyberSecurity

Key Topics:

  • Understanding risk assessment and mitigation and whether youre investing enough time to look at what could represent a high risk for your business
  • Regulations vs. reality: If regulation is too prescriptive tends to fail because it cant keep up with technology, and it often takes longer than required to meet requirements. How do you marry these two dimensions?
  • Exploring the importance of providing standards to establish how the industry is performing
  • Suppliers - are you asking them the right questions? Should cyber security be a must have feature as opposed to being an add on?
  • How the CISOs role is changing and enabling changes by bringing closer board level conversations and technical know-how
  • How IoT and digitalisation is impacting renewable energy and what cyber security implications you need to be prepared for  
  • Why are IT and OT teams still working in silos? And can we bring these two dimensions closer together?
  • Legacy systems and infrastructure - are we living in borrowed time? Why a proper risk assessment can help you find out a better picture of whats worth eliminating and whats worth keeping
  • Talent and skillset: how is technology shaping the talent of the future? Should we look outside traditional channels to attract talent with a broader skill set?
  • What are the PR implications of cyber threats?
  • A look at how cyber security is being tackled by insurance and what the legal implications are for one single breach

Key Takeaways:

  • Discuss the importance of convincing your stakeholders to invest in a thorough risk assessment to establish potential threats to the companys assets
  • Learn how to adapt your strategies and internal resources to existing and upcoming technology to mitigate risks and promptly react to breaches  
  • Hear from successful CISOs how they convinced board level stakeholders to consider cyber security a high priority
  • Get insights into case studies on reacting to a breach and successfully survive without compromising a business asset or encounter a PR disaster

Key Learning Benefits

  • NATOs Approach to the Cybersecurity Dimension of Critical Energy Infrastructure Protection
  • Digitalisation and Cyber Security Implications
  • Physical Security and Cyber Defence Need to Complement Each Other
  • Changes in the US solar market and how it is leading to increased need for cybersecurity
  • Growing security risks mean more attention on SCADA systems
  • Examining the reasons for the current separation of IT and OT teams.
  • Whats the difficulty in monitoring this interconnection for CISOs?
  • Why there should be a clear evolution of enterprise security and a greater focus on OT
  • Cyber Hydiene in practice.
  • Developing a roadmap to implement cyber hygiene across the environment
  • A cyber story from the Travel & Transports sector and how it applies to renewables
  • The Role of Insurance in Protecting the Assets

Reasons to attend

  • Gain practical insights into digital cyber security trends in the Renewables Sector
  • Expand your network of top-level business contacts
  • Hear from enthusiastic speakers with powerful presentation
  • Use this exceptional platform for discussions and debates about then industry challenges
  • Benefit from our matchmaking and 1:1 meeting
  • Join our panel discussions, world cafe, interactive workshops, networking, strategic meetings and round tables discussion

Areas of responsibility:

  • Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Data
  • Ecryption
  • Cyber threats
  • Resilience
  • SCADA
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Security
  • Privacy
  • Risk
Representatives Invited:
  • Presidents
  • Vice Presidents
  • Group/Team Leaders
  • Managers/Heads
  • Information Officers
  • Engineers
  • Advisors/Consultants
Industry participating
  • Energy companies
  • Technology providers

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Event details
Organizer :Leadvent
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Online Event
Reference :ASDE-22662