CEER has arranged an annual training on cybersecurity for NRAs since 2016. The goal is not only to learn about security issues and solutions and the role of National Regulatory Authorities on Energy (NRAs). We also provide a platform to let NRAs staff on management level with interest for cybersecurity and those who are working with cybersecurity for NRAs, either from a technical or legal angle, to connect and create useful relationships.
With increased digitalization comes increased cybersecurity risk. Processes such as producing and distributing energy is becoming digitally dependent and we connect operational technology to digital networks to ease process control. As a consequence, we become vulnerable to cyberattacks where the attackers may be located and be hiding anywhere in the world. While before, personnel performing physical sabotage may be found and arrested, we may never know who broke into our digital systems and shut down operations remotely. The lack of accountability for digital attackers, and the increased use of technology that can be attacked, makes important processes such as energy supply prominent targets
This CEER training course targets NRA staff on management level with interest for cybersecurity and those who are working with cybersecurity for NRAs, either from a technical or legal angle. The course aim to provide an overview of the latest policy developments in cybersecurity and practical experiences on the technical aspects of cybersecurity risk management and preparedness in Europe. The programme will also explain the links between cybersecurity and data management and privacy and how cybersecurity could be enhanced to ensure data protection and privacy.
A series of HYBRID classes which give the participants the opportunities to participate in interesting presentations, discussions and exchanges with the trainers and other participants via an interactive GoTo Training online training platform.
Access to interesting literature review and reading materials on the topics addressed in the course.
Interesting exercises and course work that participants need to prepare in advance to contribute to the online debates during the HYBRID classes.