Delivering next-level cybersecurity and cyber-resilience to the power grid to enable the acceleration of the energy transition

Date: 15th-19th May 2023

Format: In-Person

Venue: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport

Very Early Bird – Save up to €800 on Delegate places and 2,000 on Exhibitor spaces by booking before Friday 27th January 2023

Welcome to SGF-Cybersecurity Week 2023

Building on the success of the many cybersecurity conferences, seminars and webinars run by Smart Grid Forums in the past several years, SGF-Cybersecurity Week 2023 draws together 120+ power grid CISOs and their IT and OT cybersecurity leads for a week-long review of recent cybersecurity implementations, as well as the opportunity to collaborate and cooperate on getting the power grid ahead of the threat.

The week begins with a governance briefing. It continues on with a 3-day main conference tackling the big macro issues impacting the sector in these geopolitically challenging times, as well as the technical solutions and strategies that can enable IT-OT integration of the power grid cybersecurity function. The week wraps up with a cloud cybersecurity workshop providing the clarity and confidence power grid teams need to support more extensive migration to the cloud.

Alongside the case-study agenda we have a strong peer networking and technology scouting programme, enabling you to make new contacts and explore new partnership opportunities, within this safe, secure and fully vetted environment. 

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Programme Structure

Cybersecurity Governance Briefing

Monday 15th May 2023

The week begins with this insightful briefing on the Risk Management priorities of utility CISOs, with presentations shared on the current regulatory landscape, the implications of new standards, securing on-going cybersecurity budget, driving workforce development, and spearheading collaboration. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of what’s keeping the CISO awake at night, and how the entire cybersecurity team and ecosystem must align, to get the power grid ahead of the threat.

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IT & OT Cybersecurity Conference & Exhibition

Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th May 2023

The main conference is comprised of morning plenary sessions where all participants are in one room, addressing macro issues such as regulation, workforce development and data management, and afternoon technical tracks focused on the specific implementation issues impacting IT cybersecurity and OT cybersecurity teams. A combined programme of facilitated networking activities enable IT and OT colleagues to come together and share experiences, expertise, and gain insights into each other’s priorities. Running alongside the conference is an Exhibition area with a focused display of IT and OT cybersecurity solutions proven in the power grid environment.

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Cloud Cybersecurity Workshop

Friday 19th May 2023

The week wraps up with this Cloud cybersecurity workshop helping you to clarify the risks and opportunities of Cloud and Hybrid-Cloud solutions for the power grid. Participants will come away from this day with a clear action plan for gaining investment, aligning the workforce, and driving the implementation of Cloud solutions across the power grid.

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Discussion Themes Include:

   Establishing a risk management framework to drive next generation cybersecurity strategies customised to the power grid

   Leveraging multiple regulatory frameworks and harmonising compliance to ensure a solid foundation for cybersecurity delivery and development

   Leveraging standardisation and ensuring their effective adoption and implementation across your cybersecurity organisation

   Establishing IT-OT integrated cybersecurity policies, processes, and practices to ensure end-to-end cybersecurity across the entire organisation

   Implementing advanced cybersecurity solutions such as Zero-Trust to drive cybersecurity within the power grid

   Implementing Cloud cybersecurity to support the business case for Cloud migration across a range of power grid domains

Event Format Includes:

  Utility case-study driven agenda showcasing 20+ TSO and DSO techno-commercial implementations of prevention, detection and response strategies

  Technology innovation discussions enabling you to quiz future strategies and influence the direction of cybersecurity supplier product development roadmaps

   End-User roundtable discussions enabling you to bring your real-world grid cybersecurity challenges to the table and benefit from the insights and advice of the entire power grid ecosystem

  Hands-on practical workshop enabling you to get under the skin of Cloud security and enable you to make the business case and drive the implementation of new solutions

  Exhibition area displaying 30+ suppliers of IT and OT cybersecurity solutions customised to the power grid environment

   Extensive programme of facilitated networking including a Networking Evening Reception on the evening of conference day one, open to all participants