Going beyond regulatory guidelines to maximise cybersecurity for every link of the power grid supply chain
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Welcome to Supply Chain Attacks
Supply chain attacks are no longer confined to nation state actors. Organised cybercriminals are realising that they can maximise their ROI through a single attack with the power to gain access to the sensitive data of thousands of organisations across multiple sectors. And with 40% year on year rise in supply chain attacks globally, the implications for cost-conscious power grid operators focused on driving efficiency through their supplier ecosystems is significant.
In this 60-min webinar we uncover the latest trends in supply chain attacks and determine how these are likely to evolve in the next 2-3 years. We assess the current cybersecurity priorities of leading power grid operators and where supply chain cybersecurity must be positioned. We identify the regulatory, technological, policy, process and people issues that must be addressed to effectively enforce end-to-end supply chain security. And we address the incident response, recovery and reporting strategies that will ensure grid operators partner effectively with law enforcement to get ahead and stay ahead of the bad actors.
When power grid cybersecurity leaders go beyond the regulatory guidelines to secure their supply chains, leverage state-of-the-art Active Supplier Management programmes, and enforce tougher cybersecurity standards through their supplier ecosystem, the power grid goes from being the target of choice bad actor, to the impenetrable critical national infrastructure it was always designed to be.
Welcome address from the host
Mandana White, CEO – Smart Grid Forums
Session 1: Developing a framework to effectively enforce end-to-end supply chain cybersecurity within the power grid environment
• Enforcing tougher cybersecurity standards compliance and 3rd party testing across your supplier ecosystem
Pedro is a Senior Manager in Accenture Security, leading Industry X and OT Security projects in the Renewables, Utilities, Energy and other sectors. With 15+ years of security, 10 of which in OT Security, Pedro has built OT Security Programs for Operators, System Integrators and Vendors in four continents. Pedro is also the co-author of Smart Grids Applications, Communications, and Security (Wiley book), National Cyber Risk Management Framework, and ICS Cybersecurity Standard for a GCC country. Pedro is an Expert Member of the IEC National Committee TC65 WG10, and Information Member of the ISA99 WG9 TG7.
Pedro Fernandes, Senior Manager, Industry X & OT Security
Session 2: Ensuring high levels of security and privacy for remote supplier access to your IT and OT infrastructure
• Implementing state of the art network segmentation and intrusion monitoring approaches to prevent the lateral movement of attackers and contain their harmful effects once within defender networks
• Compounding the power of intrusion monitoring through the application of AI&ML solutions
Session 3: Working in partnership with law enforcement to establish a robust incident response, recovery and reporting framework, effectively contribute to the intelligence pool, and support the attribution process
• Establishing an incident response framework that enables you to speed up recovery without damaging forensic evidence required to support the attribution process
• Working in partnership with law enforcement to get ahead and stay ahead of the bad actors
Tactical Specialist (TS-SOS) Catherine Rivera joined the FBI in 2009 and is currently assigned to FBI Cyber Division’s Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Unit out of FBI Headquarters. TS Rivera primarily addresses threats to the energy, oil and natural gas, and nuclear sectors. Prior to joining Cyber Division, TS Rivera served at FBI HQ’s Counterterrorism Division, and the Detroit, Washington D.C., and Las Vegas field offices working violations ranging from counterterrorism to criminal investigations.
Q&A & Panel Debate
Closing remarks from the host
Mandana White, CEO – Smart Grid Forums
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