Protecting a nation’s power system and ensuring reliable supply of energy are top priorities for regulators and governments all around the world. The risk of cyber-attacks in the energy sector is a growing threat, with the potential to disrupt supply to millions of Europe’s energy consumers. The issue is therefore moving up the energy regulatory and political agenda. A report by Moody's Investor Services in 2015 identified cyber-attacks in the energy sector as becoming more sophisticated, but national preparedness for such an event varies greatly.
This course is designed for:
Technical experts as well as high level policy experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) who want to get an overview of the policy and legislative developments in cyber security and practical experiences of managing the risks within and outside Europe. Experts from other sectors in regulatory authorities (telecommunication, railway, financial regulation and others) are welcome to attend this course to learn and share experience with the energy sector.
This course brings together high level experts with different experiences in cyber security from various sectors within and outside Europe, including energy regulators, telecommunication regulators, the European Commission, the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and other stakeholders. The course aims to direct National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) towards an examination of the state of readiness of their energy market and stakeholders to a cyber-attack. It also aims to identify collaborative solutions to mitigate the risk and impact of cyber-attacks, with the NRAs potentially playing a significant role.
The in-depth sessions will allow participants to:
- Discuss the growing need for improved cyber security measures to safeguard the European energy sector and beyond
- Review EU policy context and legislative developments to address cyber security and comparison of the practices from Europe and USA
- Assess the emerging threats and the challenges in managing the risks in the energy sector
- Identify collaborative solutions to mitigate the risk and impact of cyber-attacks, with the NRAs potentially playing a significant role
- Participate in an exciting simulation exercise of a failure scenario
- Discuss interesting case studies on cooperation between telecommunication and energy sectors, private-public partnership initiative to drive cyber-capabilities and resilience and cyber security measures for smart grids (EU-funded SPARKS - Smart Grid Protection Against Cyber Attacks - project)
- Exchange experiences on managing the risks by discussing some real examples of cyber events and participating in exciting discussions on case studies
- Mrs Annabelle Lee, Principal Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI - USA), Member of Expert Group - European Commission Energy Expert Cyber Security Platform led by DG Energy
- Ms Michaela Kollau, Expert, European Commission, DG Energy
- Mr Philipp Irschik, Chair CEER Cyber Security Work Stream, Senior Executive Advisor, E-Control, Member of Expert Group - European Commission Energy Expert Cyber Security Platform led by DG Energy
- Mr Konstantinos Moulinos, Expert, European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA)
- Mr Miikka Salonen, Senior Specialist, National Cyber Security Centre Finland, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority
- Mr Stefano Bracco, Knowledge Manager, the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER)
- Mr Paul Smith, Senior Scientist, Austrian Institute of Technology, EU-funded SPARKS Project Coordinator
Two scholarships of 50% fee reduction are offered to participants from CEER members and observers. Please check the conditions about scholarships in the tab "Course Fee".
- CEER non-members: €1,200
Course fee includes lunches, coffee breaks during the course and one group dinner, not including travel and accommodation costs.
This course is only open to participants from National Regulatory Authorities. Participants from other sectors in regulatory authorities (telecommunication, railway, financial regulation and others) are welcome to join this course. Priority is given to CEER members.
- Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
- No course fee will be applied if written cancellation requests are received at least 3 working days before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.
CEER offers two scholarships of 50% fee reduction to two participants from CEER members and observers for attending this course. The scholarships are offered based on the principle of helping those facing budget constraints to reduce the costs of sending their staff to CEER training courses.
The eligible NRAs for CEER Training Scholarships are those from countries whose GDP per capita falls below the 90% threshold of the EU-28's GDP per capita (according to the Eurostat official data: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&plugin=1&pcode=tec00114&language=en).
Participants from the qualified NRAs are invited to apply for the two CEER Training Scholarships for this course by indicating this in the online registration form in the tab "Registration". When the registration is closed, the two selected participants will be notified whether they get the scholarships. If more than two individuals apply for the scholarships, only two participants from the qualifed NRAs with the lowest percentage from the Eurostat figures are chosen. An eligible NRA can benefit from maximum 2 scholarships per year.
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