Date: 15th-19th May 2023
Venue: Park Plaza Amsterdam Airport
Group Booking Discount – 10% discount for 3+ delegates, 30% discount for 5+ delegates and 50% discount for 10+ delegates booked from the same organisation at the same time!
Annilisa Arge Klevang
Annilisa Arge Klevang is currently holding a job as a CISO in a small energy company with critical infrastructure in the distant and isolated Faroe Islands. Annilisa was originally a nurse 25 years ago and since then holding a Master’s in Software Development, Prince 2 Foundation and Practitioner, CDPSE, CISM, ESL – Examined Security Leader with a special interest in group dynamics and leadership performance. Her path and experience in IT for more than 20 years and 10 years within IT-security make her understand and facilitate changes of habits and culture n the environment, mitigating threats and supporting the strength and resilience of the organization.
Erki Guhse, MA in Economics and Entrepreneurship, BSc in Electrical Engineering, ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, with over 20 years of rich experience in working in relevant field. For the last 5 years, I have been providing project management, risk management, information security, cybersecurity, and business continuity services. I have led projects for implementation of the information security and business continuity systems, started and led an ambassador program for cybersecurity.
Director and Cybersecurity Leader, Guidehouse
Barry is an internationally recognized cybersecurity expert and advisor with 30+ years’ experience in energy, finance, and public sector working within risk, compliance, and security.
Indrek Künnapuu has a background in the Estonian Defence Forces and over ten years of experience in information technology and information security, with in-depth knowledge of implementing and maintaining communication infrastructure in critical services. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Elektrilevi. Elektrilevi is the most significant distribution system operator in Estonia, where Indrek is also a technical advisor on cybersecurity matters involving large-scale IT projects and daily operations. Among other information security projects in Elektrilevi, Indrek is also responsible for implementing an ISMS and a BCMS.
ICT Security Director, PSE
Jeremi helps organizations in ensuring IT/security risk control mechanisms make business sense. With extensive experience in IT and information security mainly in energy sector, financial services and telecoms, hardened in demanding multitasking environments with conflicting priorities, including 10 years in IT audit and management consulting, he is a seasoned manager and coach, having great results in motivating teams to break barriers for maximum performance and success of the projects.
Information Security Officer (ISO) GFO, TenneT
Michael Ring is an Information Security Officer (ISO) working for TenneT TSO GmbH – one of the leading European grid operators in Germany.
Having brought in his 5+-years expertise as PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Senior Lead Implementer, CISSP and CISM as an internal ambassador for Information Security and Management Systems implementations to date, currently he is driving the transition from an ISO/IEC 27001:2017 and ISO/IEC 27019:2020 compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) and make it ready for the future.
Michael will share his experiences and the lessions learned from this interesting and exciting journey towards future-proofing existing ISMS implementations.
Head of SAS Engineering, Swissgrid
Michael Knuchel graduated in Electronics Engineering and has a Master at the ETH in Management, Technology and Economics. He is working as Head of Engineering SAS for Swissgrid and is additionally responsible for the Cyber Security Projects in the OT environment. He was Project Manager and one of the Authors of the Cyber Security Framework of Swissgrid for substations. Michael Knuchel has gathered experience in the OT field leading international commissioning teams for Substation Automation Systems for five years for ABB worldwide. He is Chairman of the cyber security task force of the Electricity Industry Association.
Secondary Systems Specialist, Fingrid
Secondary systems specialist at Fingrid Oyj, the Finnish TSO, focusing on development and specification of substation control and protection systems. Leading a 3-year program of improving OT cybersecurity with a team consisting of security specialists and OT subject matter specialists in transmission substations, HVDC&FACTS systems and reserve power plants. Working on project deliveries, substation LAN structure, IEC 61850, engineering tools, remote access and interfacing between ICT and substation projects.
Lead OT Security Specialist, Vattenfall
Lead Senior Principal Security Consultant, trapped first cyber criminals (industry spies) back in 1994 by building his own dual bastion host with a breadcrumb honey net. Created (OT Security) results in various business sectors and companies, ranging from finance, United Nations to Global Renewable Energy. Eclectic and curious, looking for new ways to grow and improve security and the world. Currently piloting “FacOTry” enabling Security Automation and Orchestration, for scalable and efficient defence and operation of OT assets. Lives in Copenhagen, enjoys: running , exploration of craftsmanship (ha-ha. Known by co-workers as the CPH pitbull).
Lead Senior Principal Security Consultant, trapped first cyber criminals (industry spies) back in 1994 by building his own dual bastion host with a breadcrumb honey net.
Head of IT/OT Security & Compliance, Northland Power
As Head of IT/OT Security & Compliance at Northland Power, Shawn is responsible for leading the company’s global IT and OT cyber security programs while ensuring compliance to applicable critical infrastructure and data protection regulations. He joined in March 2020. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in various IT operational and cyber security roles in the electricity and financial services sectors. He has experience successfully implementing modern security controls in OT environments in both greenfield projects as well as live environments. Prior to Northland Power, Shawn was the lead of the cyber security team at Toronto Hydro – one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Canada. Shawn holds a Master of Science in Cyber Security with Distinction from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Commerce in IT Management from Toronto Metropolitan University, and a Diploma with Honours in Computer Systems Technology from Seneca College. He also holds several certifications including CISSP, ISSAP, CISA, and CDPSE.
Senior Adviser, Statnett
Dr. Siv Hilde Houmb has a PhD in cybersecurity and decision theory and more than 25 years’ experience in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. She has a long and extensive industry background (more than 20 years), and her experience covers risk assessment, security protocols development, attack protection strategies, ethical hacking (penetration testing) and monitoring and surveillance technology for cybersecurity. She has engineered several security protocols and technical security solutions covering hardware, operating systems, applications and communications. She has worked as a security researcher both nationally and internationally and has published more than 50 scientific papers and articles on information security and risk assessment. Dr. Houmb has over the last 10 years focused on cybersecurity challenges for critical infrastructure, including Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and how they could be used to severely impact a Nation’s core infrastructure.
Expert OT Cyber Resilience and Cyber Range, E.ON
Salim Bouramman is an expert in OT-Systems in the power grid sector with more than a decade of experience. He is a consultant for Cyber Resilience in E.ON’s Cyber Security Unit. In his role, he supports the development of resilient operational concept and is a trainer in E.ON’s CyberRange-e. Here he develops and operates the simulated technical energy infrastructure for his trainees and improves their ability to withstand cyber-attacks. Formerly, he was product lifecycle manager for grid protection systems at a German DSO. He was commissioned with the standardization of protection technologies and fundamental issues for the operation and risk assessment of thousands of protection, automation, and control devices.
Head of Information Security, ENWL
With a passion and enthusiasm for enterprise architecture design, cyber security, programme management and leadership, I am a highly experienced Chief Technical Officer with expertise in developing secure infrastructure solutions that deliver real and auditable operational improvements in system performance. As a CTO and Senior Programme Manager, I have an in-depth knowledge of developing highly experienced and motivated project teams as well as managing all internal and external stakeholders to ensure that we deliver on time and on budget. I consistently strive to exceed expectations and work with multiple project teams to deliver maximum system security and systems that are operationally robust. I also deliver outstanding professional development and career progression for my teams through effective guidance and mentoring, ensuring that team members become subject matter experts in their own right. As a result of my efforts, I have received a commendation from the Head of the British Army, appointed a Member of the British Empire by HM the Queen and I am regularly asked to brief senior C-level audiences on secure infrastructure and enterprise architecture development.
ICT Infrastructure Architect, Elektro Gorenjska
MSc. Luka Močnik is leading engineer in the field of substation automation in DSO Elektro Gorenjska. He worked in telecommunication industry in the time when telephony was evolving from analog to digital world. More than 10 years ago he left telecommunications and jump into world of power distribution automation. In that time, he also gains MSc degree from power engineering. He uses past experiences in development of Elektro Gorenjska's control centre, substation automation based on IEC61850, digitalisation and development of cyber security. His life motto is: Who Dares Wins.
Tom Jøran Sønstebyseter Rønning
Team Leader of Operational Security, Statnett
Tom Jøran Rønning has 22 years of experience working with infrastructure, the last 10 years of that working with infrastructure security. He is currently at his 7th year working at Statnett, where he is doing unannounced penetration tests. Before starting at Statnett he worked 7 years at Telenor. He has a background as a programmer, and as a red teamer his main focus is writing tools that go undetected, in addition to living off the land by using native applications.
Managing Director, ENCS
Anjos Nijk is Managing Director of the European Network for Cyber security (ENCS). In addition to his duties with ENCS, he is an observer in the Steering Committee of the Smart Grids Task Force of the European Commission, member of cybersecurity EG2 and ENCS liaison with European associations including ENTSO-E, E.DSO and EUTC. He started his career in various international management functions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies and was involved in various innovative start-ups. Anjos holds a degree in Technische Bedrijfskunde (Business Administration and Informatics) at University of Twente, The Netherlands.
Suzanne Rijnbergen MBA
Managing Director Cyber Resilience Gallia, Accenture
Director, Control Room of the Future
I am leading the research programme on cyber security for power grids at TU Delft and the Cyber Resilient Power Grids (CRPG) team. We are developing power grid digital twins and AI-based, automated cyber security technologies to improve the power system operational resilience to cyber-attacks. I am the Director of the "Control Room of the Future" Technology Centre at TU Delft for cyber security and grid resilience research, development, demonstration and training of CSIRT & grid operators. The "Control Room of the Future" is a unique, future-ready and multi-domain experimental setup used as an innovation hub for the development and demonstration of cyber secure, future-proof power grid technologies.
Senior Adviser Cybersecurity, Monti Stampa Furrer & Partners Ltd
Ivo is a seasoned Senior Advisor in Cyber Security with over 35 years of experience as an ICT Executive in leading ICT organizations in industry and services with up to a few hundred collaborators reporting to him locally and from around the world, and in successfully running small to very large, complex, local and global IT projects and IT/OT security projects in multicultural environments. Ivo's strengths are the combination of strategic leadership in Information and Communications Technology as well as Cyber Security in IT and OT with people and operations management with the objective to add value to the business by supporting Business Strategies (e.g. Operational Excellence, Enabling New Business) with commonly supported ICT Visions and an ICT Strategy and its sustained Realization including all human, procedural and technical Cyber Security aspects in pragmatic steps with a lean organisation and focused processes.
Special Adviser Contingency Planning, NVE
Janne Hagen holds a PhD in information security. She has a long carrier as researcher and advisor on societal security and cyber-security, now working as special advisor on cyber security at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and associate professor at the University of Oslo.
Board Member, EE-ISAC
I started my profession as IT security engineer back in the nineties in the middle of the "new economy" epoc. Thanks to the burst of computer security in 2k, I had the chance to change many roles and understand the organisation, challenges and vulnerabilities of different businesses. In the last 13 years I covered managerial positions in the fields of security and cyber security risk management, crisis management, information - plants and people protection within Enel Group, ensuring uniform application of corporate policies, improving the efficiency of processes and anti-fraud controls, monitoring the trends of global threats, energy sectorial regulation & technical standards, data protection and critical infrastructure compliance. I also keep constant relations with Authorities, Institutions, solution providers and utilities at national and international level, with the aim to build a network of security experts in the field of energy.
Head of Business Development, UNISS
Isabell Neise is the head of business development and marketing of the Institute for Security and Safety at the Brandenburg University for Applied Sciences. She holds a PHD in Communication Studies and worked as a researcher for several years. At the Institute for Security and Safety she is in charge of the strategic development of new products, sales and marketing. Moreover, she conducts Workshops and Trainings with an emphasis on OT-Security and Cyber Security Awareness. Her main objective in the field of Cyber Security is how cyber security can be communicated effectively to different stakeholders, in order to build a security culture, reduce barriers and built trust within organizations.
Senior Grid Strategist, Idaho National Laboratory
Andy provides strategic guidance on topics at the intersection of grid security and climate resilience and adaption to senior U.S. and international government and industry leaders. A Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center, in 2021 he published his first book: Countering Cyber Sabotage: Introducing Consequence-based Cyber-Informed Engineering. Andy began his career as a comms officer in the US Air Force, and prior to joining INL was a Senior Advisor at the Chertoff Group and the Energy Security Lead at IBM. Mr. Bochman received a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA in Biology & Environmental Management from Harvard University.
Professor of Cybersecurity, De Montfort University
Prof. Leandros A. Maglaras is a professor of cybersecurity in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. From September 2017 to November 2019, he was the Director of the National Cyber Security Authority of Greece. He obtained a B.Sc. (M.Sc. equivalent) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, M.Sc. in Industrial Production and Management from the University of Thessaly in 2004, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Thessaly, in 2008 and 2014 respectively. In 2018 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Intrusion Detection in SCADA systems from the University of Huddersfield He is featured in Stanford University's list of the world’s Top 2% scientists. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is an author of more than 200 papers in scientific magazines and conferences.
Associate Professor, NTNU
Laszlo Erdodi is Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and also at the University of Oslo (UiO). He has 15 years of professional experience in ethical hacking and penetration testing including web hacking, exploit development and power-grid security. He is the lecturer of several ethical hacking courses in Bachelor and Master level. His main research fields are reinforcement learning based offensive security, power grid security and also ethical hacking learning platforms. Currently he is the head coach of the ENISA Norwegian students hacking team.
Head of Cybersecurity Development, UNISS
Dmytro Cherkashyn is the Head of Cyber Security Research and Development at the Institute for Security and Safety (ISS). He holds an M.Sc. degree in nuclear energy with specialization in security of nuclear facilities, nuclear materials, radioactive wastes, and other radioactive sources. At the Institute, he runs international research activities, development of physical and cybersecurity capacity building programs at an international level, and proactive cybersecurity measures for customers such as penetration tests and security assessments. He's also a passionate cybersecurity practitioner and dedicated lecturer, specializing on the cybersecurity of physical protection and industrial control systems. He represents ISS in the EE-ISAC Incidents Response Task Force and IAEA International Nuclear Security Educational Network.
Cybersecurity Executive, Independent
Kristian has developed cyber security and resilience capabilities for 20 years. He is a business-driven leader, with experience in end-to-end security solutions; delivery and operations across a variety of highly regulated industry sectors. Last two years he’s driven transformative security programmes in an energy, utilities and natural resources cyber business in a major global Systems Integrator and consultancy. Here he covered cyber transformation, MSS and consulting including in most areas of the smart grid. Kristian blogs and speaks on a variety of cyber topics. Kristian holds a number of security certifications, a Master’s and Bachelors in Business Studies/ Comms. and a Diploma in BCM. He has spent 12 years freelancing in music journalism.
Team Manager ICS/OT Security, GAI NetConsult
Dr Stephan Beirer worked for several years as a freelance network administrator and security consultant during his studies and doctorate in physics. In 2006 he joined GAI NetConsult GmbH as a Principal Consultant and Team Leader for ICS/OT Security. He advises industrial and energy supply companies, trade associations and manufacturers on the creation of organisational and technical security guidelines and on the design and implementation of security measures. Further focal points are the implementation of information security management according to ISO/IEC 27001 and IEC 62443.
He is active in several international standardisation on IT security topics in the process technology sector, most recently as project editor at DIN and ISO/IEC SC27 for the International Standard ISO/IEC 27019. He is certified as "Lead Auditor ISO/IEC 27001" and is a member of the BDEW working group "IT Security in the Energy and Water Industry" as well as the standardisation committees DIN NA 043-01-27 AA "IT Security Procedures", DKE/AK 952. 0.15 "Information security in network and station control technology" and ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC27 WG 1 "Information security management systems".
Secretary General, EE-ISAC
Aurelio Blanquet has an MBA degree and is an Electrotechnical Engineer with a specialization in Systems Automation. Since September 2021 he is Secretary General of EE-ISAC, the European Energy Information Sharing & Analysis Centre. Until 2021 he was Board Advisor at E-Redes, the Portuguese DSO, and from 2007 was Director of Energy Networks Digital Platform at EDP Distribuição, being responsible for the Critical OT Strategy and Roadmap, including SCADA, SAS, HV/MV Smart Grid Automation, Telecommunications and Cybersecurity. Besides his duties with EE-ISAC he is active in the EUTC - European Utilities Telecom Council as Honorary Member. He is also member of the WEF - World Economic Forum. Throughout his professional career he assumed several roles and responsibilities in European entities: · Chair of the Assembly Committee and General Assembly of ENCS - European Network for Cyber Security · Vice-Chair of EUTC - European Utilities Telecom Council · Principal Director at Prime Alliance · Head of the Portuguese National Secretariat of Cired - International Conference on Electricity Distribution · Participant of several digital initiatives promoted by the CCE - Conseil de Coopération Économique
Cybersecurity Manager, EY OT/IOT Hub
Tomasz is an experienced cybersecurity engineer with hands-on experience in OT cybersecurity.
Leader of OT Active Defense services at EY OT/IoT Hub. Leads the team of engineers specialized in penetration tests of industrial environments and IoT/OT devices (including Advanced Metering Infrastructure), and supports clients in building security foundations and capabilities to actively respond to cybersecurity threats.
Before, he was cybersecurity specialist in the government's CSIRT, where he was primarily responsible for the securing of critical infrastructure, malware analysis and IT/OT Incident Response.
Tomasz holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and various cybersecurity certificates including CISSP, CEH, GRID.
Manager OT/ICS, Accenture
Carlos Montes Portela
OT Security Manager, Enexis
Carlos Montes Portela received a B.Sc. degree in Software Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Business Process Management and IT (cum laude). His master thesis focused on the design space of the ICT architecture of the Smart Grid taking into account security and privacy issues. Carlos has over 25 years of experience in different roles: software engineer, technical and functional designer, IT architect, team leader, senior smart grid innovator and senior OT security officer. Currently, Carlos is an independent business owner. Form his company Dicarma Coaching, Training and Consulting B.V. he offers coaching, training and consulting services on cybersecurity related topics. As a TOGAF, CISSP and CISM certified OT Security Manager, Carlos is currently contracted by ElaadNL to research and test out the applicability of the ISA/IEC-62443 standards for charging infrastructures for electric vehicles. Furthermore, Carlos is contracted by a Dutch DSO where he is responsible for the OT ISO-27001 and ISA/IEC-62443 based ISMS. Carlos is a member of the Dutch standardization committee NEC65 and WG10 of TC65 at the IEC where the IEC-62443 standards are developed. Carlos is also an informative member of the ISA-99 committee.
Product Specialist, Power Grid Cybersecurity, Omicron
Ozan Dayanc has years of experience in substation automation, SCADA and OT Security. He graduated from Dogus University with Bachelor´s Degree in Electronics and Communication. He joined OMICRON Electronics as cybersecurity engineer and product specialist at 2020. Ozan specializes in cybersecurity for substations and responsible for technical support and customer trainings. He conducted multiple security assessments for substations across the world for utilities.
Product Line Manager, Automotive and IoT Solutions, Thales
Antoine Thomas serves as Product Line Manager for Automotive and IoT Solutions and is notably in-charge of the Trusted Key Manager solution, business and strategy in Thales Digital Identity & Security. He was previously Head of eSIM Solutions from 2018 to 2022, Product Director for eSIM solutions from 2016 to 2018 responsible for the roadmap and deployment of eSIM solutions at Thales. Antoine has twenty years of experience in combined Security, Telecommunication and Payment business. He has held various positions in Technical, Sales and Marketing with Gemplus, Gemalto and now Thales. Antoine holds and engineering degree in Computer Science with specialization in Operating Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Banking from École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise (ENSIIE) in Paris, France.
Regional Technical Manager, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Giorgio Vielmini is a regional technical manager for Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories S.r.l. (SEL) in Europe. Giorgio received his master's degree in electronic engineering from Genoa University in 2001. He is a registered professional engineer with the engineering registry in Milan, Italy. Giorgio was working as a software engineer at Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviario, where he developed computer-based railway interlocking and signaling systems. He moved to Sirti, where he led the development of traffic control systems for public transportation infrastructures. He joined SEL in 2009 as an Application Engineer. Giorgio has been extensively involved in automation and integration projects related to substation automation systems, SCADA, networking technology, and cybersecurity for over 15 years.
Jeff Montagne is working as a CISO for the French DSO Enedis since 2019. CISSP certified, 20 years experienced in IT/OT for utilities, he has been successively working on SCADA protocols, energy market exchange platforms, on modernizing security and IS architecture policies for EDF Group. Since 2015, he has been developing data protection and Cybersecurity for Enedis
OT Security Practice Head EMEA, Fortinet
Antoine joined Fortinet in 2019 to lead the OT strategy and revenue growth in EMEA. With 25 years’ experience in product management, engineering, sales and marketing, Antoine mostly worked for industrial clients together with Fortinet, General Electric, ALSTOM, and Altran. In his product management roles for Control vendors, he was leading the digital solution portfolio including the M&D as well as Cyber Security products and services solutions. Antoine participated to several global events as a speaker and panelist. He is contributor into industrial cybersecurity working group, he is a certified Global Industrial Cyber Professional (GIAC-GICSP) trained at SANS institute, he holds a MSc of Telecom & IT and an MBA.
Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Dr. Ryan Bradetich is the senior vice president of research and development at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), where he designs and implements strategies to solve power industry challenges through the creation and support of SEL technologies. He oversees multiple engineering teams as they develop products and solutions for their respective industry specializations. Ryan studied computer science at the University of Idaho, where he earned his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate in computer science. Ryan worked for Hewlett-Packard in IT operations before joining SEL in 2006 as a lead database developer. Since then, he has served in various roles, including senior software engineer, development manager, research and development manager, engineering director, and vice president of automation and communication. During his time with the research and development division, Ryan has helped lead the development of innovative technologies including the Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC), deterministic communication over wide-area Ethernet transport using a virtual synchronous network, low-power fiber-optic transceivers with an improved temperature range, and the first software-defined network (SDN) switch designed for critical infrastructure applications. Ryan is a principal investigator for multiple Department of Energy projects, has been awarded over ten patents related to security and communications, and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
Product Manager, Rhebo
Jérôme Arnaud is head of product management at Rhebo. He has over 19 years of experience in the energy sector, acquired in worldwide companies such as Alstom, Areva and GE's Grid Solutions, as a software engineer, R&D director and product manager. After that, he moved to the field of electrical substation cybersecurity and obtained various IEC 62443 certification for his company solutions and processes.
Chairman of the Security Committee, OSGP
Emil is a member of the OSGP Alliance, the global non-profit association dedicated to the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP). He helps promote, evaluate, architect, and deploy secure smart grids. Emil has 17 years of experience in identifying and helping remediate security vulnerabilities in critical systems, most recently in power grids. Emil was Security Lead at a large utility in Europe, helped develop security solutions at IBM, and holds a MSc in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security. Today, he is Senior Security Architect at NES where he helps develop secure Smart Grid products and threat detection solutions.
Business Development Director, Israel Electric Corporation
Roy Braha, is a highly accomplished business executive serving as the Business Development Director at the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC). With a primary focus on offering services and solutions that empower power utilities in their transition to "utility of the future" operations across global territories, Mr. Braha has extensive experience in billion-dollar organizations. Recognized as a seasoned business leader on a global scale, he actively engages in various transformative projects encompassing Cyber, Cloud, IT Security, IT Solutions, and Telco. Throughout his career, Roy has played an instrumental role in driving significant transformation initiatives, including NGN, Digital Transformation, and diverse areas of business expertise.