Advanced IDS Implementation to Futureproof Smart Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution
29-31 January 2019 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Welcome to Energy Intrusion Detection 2019

The 1st annual Energy Intrusion Detection 2019 takes place 29-31 January 2019, in Amsterdam. This end-user driven, implementation focused conference draws together 120+ cybersecurity specialists from electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution operators across Europe to discuss the evaluation, procurement, and implementation of these crucial monitoring systems.

This event follows the recent adoption of the NIS directive, which mandates increased cybersecurity development – particularly for operators of critical infrastructure. The three-day programme, put together following extensive research with 30+ European electric utilities, provides a clear roadmap DSOs, TSOs, and Generators to upgrade the security of their OT environments and support compliance with the new regulations. The event will feature technical case studies covering issues including the specification of IDS functionality, implementation and configuration in specific utility architectures and ecosystems, development of the SOC, and organisational transformation to meet the demands of OT/IT convergence.

Event highlights include:

  • Case-study driven conference programme
  • IDS Solution Testing tutorial
  • Technology innovation panel discussions
  • Roundtable breakout sessions
  • Networking evening reception
  • Exhibition area displaying 10+ suppliers
  • Live demo labs of the latest tools and technologies
CONFERENCE DAY 1 Tuesday 29 January 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Opening address from the chair
  • Yugo Neumorni
    Yugo Neumorni
    Board Member and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council, EuroCIO Association
09:00Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) Roadmap – making IDS a key pillar of your OT cybersecurity strategy to maximise return on investment as security demands evolve in tandem with the Smart Grid
  • Yugo Neumorni
    Yugo Neumorni
    Board Member and Chairman of the Cybersecurity Council, EuroCIO Association
09:45Maximising Board Support – translating technical risks and opportunities into a compelling business case for full investment in IDS
  • Philip Tonkin
    Philip Tonkin
    Global Head of Cyber Operational Technology, National Grid
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Organisational Alignment Panel – ensuring collaboration and cooperation between relevant business units to implement your IDS solutions holistically and maximise their benefits
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00IDS Procurement – designing a thorough and efficient procurement process assessing multiple vendors to select the best solutions and partners for your business
14:45IDS Implementation and Integration – optimising IDS deployment to maximise effectiveness while minimising both investment and potential disruption to critical network operations
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00SOC Development for IDS – exploring approaches to embedding IDS into a variety of SOC frameworks to ensure full preparedness for timely and constructive responses to anomalies
  • Speaker to be confirmed
16:45Standards Development – supporting the development and adoption of communications protocols to improve the security and interoperability of network systems and devices across the grid
  • Mark Ossel
    Mark Ossel
    Vice President, Networked Energy Services Corporation & Board Member Member, OSGP
17:30Roundtable discussions
19:00Networking drinks
21:00End of conference day one
CONFERENCE DAY 2Wednesday 30 January 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
  • Professor Chris Hankin
    Professor Chris Hankin
    Director, Institute of Cyber Security & Technology, Imperial College London
09:00Advanced Machine Learning & AI – leveraging improvements to advanced analytics and machine learning technology to automatically configure IDS and improve its reliability
09:45IDS Functionality – understanding the core functionalities of next-generation IDS and examining the different techniques that underpin these
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00Technology Innovation Panel - exploring cutting edge IDS tools and solutions, specifically for the implementation in the utility environment
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking reception
14:00Improved Situational Awareness – incorporating monitoring and analysis of the network’s cyberphysical performance to improve anomaly detection and support traditional tools
  • Professor Chris Hankin
    Professor Chris Hankin
    Director, Institute of Cyber Security & Technology, Imperial College London
14:45OT Vulnerability Testing – performing vulnerability tests on OT devices to stress-test the security of your network and address weaknesses
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00IDS Configuration – tuning your IDS to correctly identify rogue network traffic using multiple analysis techniques to improve reliability and limit false positives
  • Speaker to be confirmed
16:45Communications Architecture – leveraging more powerful IDS tools to support the security of more vulnerable and higher capacity telecoms networks
  • Speaker to be confirmed
17:30End of conference day two
CONFERENCE DAY 3Thursday 31 January 2019
08:00Registration and refreshments
08:45Welcome back from the chair
09:00Active Monitoring Use Case – increasing the active components of your monitoring capabilities to enable more centralised and efficient IDS deployments
09:45Substation Protection Use Case – identifying the most vulnerable substations and implementing an IDS roll-out strategy that effectively balances minimising cost with maximising security
10:30Morning refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:00SCADA Protection Use Case – utilising IDS to holistically monitor and secure a more interconnected and automated control environment
11:45Financial Services Case Study – learning from cross-industry examples of successful IDS implementation to leverage a wider pool of cybersecurity expertise
  • Speaker to be confirmed
12:30Lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00AMI Security Use Case – exploring the potential for IDS to cost effectively mitigate the risks associated with mass AMI deployment
  • Speaker to be confirmed
14:45Distributed Energy Resources – fully preparing the grid to monitor a growing number of DERs connected to your critical control systems via the LV network
  • Speaker to be confirmed
15:30Afternoon refreshments, exhibition and networking
16:00Solution Testing Tutorial Panel – rigorously testing vendors’ IDS tools against a broad range of criteria to ensure they meet key functional requirements, integrate well into your existing architecture, and remain robust in a changing landscape
  • Roee Schreiber
    Roee Schreiber
    Principal Director, Security, Accenture Security
  • Dani Grabois
    Dani Grabois
    Security Senior Principal, Accenture Security
  • Bas Kruimer
    Bas Kruimer
    OT Control System Cybersecurity in Energy, Utilities, Oil & Gas and Chemicals , Accenture
17:30End of conference