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

Cloud Cybersecurity Workshop

Registration: 08:00

Programme: 08:30 to 16:00

This Cloud cybersecurity workshop helps participants clarify the opportunities and risks associated with 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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Workshop Leader

Kristian Alsing-3

Kristian Alsing

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.

Workshop Programme

Business Case - Developing a business case for hybrid cloud security for the electric grid

  • Understanding how changes in electricity provision such as prosumer, EVs, and new energy system entities are driving strategic imperatives
  • Understanding the long-term benefits of adopting cloud and edge computing to enable grid-change
  • Overcoming the challenges around aligning on-prem and cloud security into one framework
  • Assessing the risks and opportunities of open data for the electricity sector
  • Managing new timelines for capital programmes needed to support accelerated cloud adoption
  • Leveraging hyperscaler cybersecurity investment and developing a road map

Regulation - Managing demands of regulation and data privacy laws in the cloud environment

  • Understanding how Cyber-resilience regulations are impacting the drivers and inhibitors of cloud adoption for the smart grid
  • Gaining oversight of the impact of NIS2
  • Assessing the impact of US industry focused, trickle down executive order approach to regulation
  • Focusing on a risk driven, secure-by-design compliance approach to enable cloud adoption
  • Using privacy by design to build client legitimacy and trust
  • Understanding how privacy and other constraints are holding back industry innovation

Use-Case - IT applications of Cloud in the smart grid

  • Understanding the opportunities, benefits and constraints of smart grid cloud applications
  • Enabling secure new ecosystem features and methods of delivery
  • Identifying and addressing cybersecurity challenges
  • Aligning opportunities to business drivers and initiatives

Use-Case - OT applications of Cloud in the smart grid

  • Demonstrating cloud use in support of prosumer applications and EVs
  • Understanding the demands of the edge computing environment
  • Managing increased exposure to risk and taking a secure-by-design approach
  • Overcoming cultural barriers to enable innovation and meet the needs of the next-generation smart grid

Demonstration - Practical implementation of secure hybrid cloud

  • Demonstrating advanced cloud applications operating in the smart-grid environment
  • Gaining insight into implementation challenges to overcome common pitfalls
  • Identifying threat vectors and overcoming common security concerns