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Aligning IEC 62443 concepts, frameworks and controls with the cybersecurity risk of your power grid organisation

Webinar: 16:00-17:00 CET
Wednesday 27th October 2021
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CISO CTO COO OT Security Lead IT Security Lead Head of SCADA Infrastructure Head of Substation Automation Head of Telecom Networks

Welcome to Understanding IEC 62443

 IEC 62443 is a series of standards that provide organisations across multiple sectors with a robust framework to manage and mitigate security vulnerabilities in industrial automation control systems. By segmenting an organisation’s cybersecurity risks into key zones, the standard enables significant reductions in cybersecurity risk and costs. Implementing IEC 62443 is everyone’s responsibility and must be better understood and fully embraced by power grid operators and solution providers alike in order to realise its full benefits.
 
 In this 60-min video we provide insights into how organisations can evaluate and align IEC 62443 concepts, frameworks and controls with an accurate representation of cybersecurity risk to their operations. We clarify the fundamental building blocks of the standard, the benefits of applying it in combination with ISO 27001 in the power grid environment, the intricacies of the certification process, and how grid operators and product suppliers can work more collaboratively to ensure its widespread application.
 
 When power grid cybersecurity leaders fully adopt IEC 62443 as part of their broader security management system, they work more systematically and more cost efficiently to minimise their security risks and more easily achieve their goals.

Webinar Programme

16:00

Welcome address from the host

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Mandana White, CEO – Smart Grid Forums

16:05

Session 1: Understanding the essential building blocks of IEC 62443, its benefits and drivers, and the role of operators, suppliers and systems integrators in driving its take-up within the power grid

Breaking down IEC 62443 into its key zones and understanding how it can best be applied in the power grid environment
Implementing IEC 62443 in combination with ISO 27001 across a range of power grid domains at the earliest possible opportunity to reap its full benefits
Overcoming the challenges of achieving full certification of IEC 62443 systems and products to ensure a robust and future proofed security architecture and organisations

Christian Nerland is currently holding the role as Business Development Director for Cyber Security at DNV, leading global sales and expansion activities for the company. Prior to re-joining DNV in 2020 he has been working for some 25 years in the international energy industry, mainly within oil and gas but also renewable energy in companies such as Axess Group, Dywidag, Multiconsult and DNV. His technical expertise is centred around Risk and Safety Management as well as Integrity Management. Nerland holds a MSc in Engineering from the Technical University in Trondheim and an MBA from Norwegian School of Economics.

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Christian Nerland, Business Development Director, Cybersecurity

DNV

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Alic Mirnes, Cybersecurity Senior Consultant

DNV

16:15

Session 2: Applying IEC 62443 in combination with ISO 27001 to fully secure IT/OT converged power grid industrial control and automation systems

•  Determining the role of IEC 62443 within the broader security management system and understanding how its is playing an increasingly critical role in the power grid environment
•  Mapping out the security vulnerabilities and needs of your specific industrial automation control environment and determining how best to apply IEC 62443 to achieve your security goals
•  Assessing the roadmap for the development of the standard and understanding how gaps such as patch management and vulnerability management are being addressed
 

Philip Westbroek works for Enexis, a Dutch regional grid operator with 2.7 million customers. He is a cybersecurity and datacommunications enthusiast with more than 20 years’ experience in these fields, he holds a master’s degree in information security management. During the past 15 years he was responsible for the design and realisation of a number of smart grid projects. Among these projects were a cryptoserver solution for smart meters and the Enexis Private MVNO solution. This award-winning mobile M2M datacommunications solution enables Enexis to switch from one mobile operator to another without swapping the SIMs Enexis use in their RTUs, smart meters and other M2M equipment. Philip was the lead implementer for the Enexis ISMS for the ICS environment, which was certified for ISO 27001:2017 in 2019.

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Philip Westbroak, ICS Security Officer

Enexis
16:25

Session 3: Adopting IEC 62443 across a wider range of power grid industrial automation control systems

Identifying the regulatory and commercial drivers for adopting IEC 62443 from a product supplier point of view
Evaluating lessons learnt from the integration of the standard into products for the power grid industrial automation control environment
Determining how the standard needs to evolve to ensure its ongoing fit with the evolving power grid IIot based infrastructure and cybersecurity threat landscape
 

Antoine leads the OT strategy and revenue growth at Fortinet in EMEA. With 20+ years’ experience in product management, sales and marketing, Antoine mostly worked for industrial clients together with General Electric, ALSTOM, and Altran. Antoine is a certified Global Industrial Cyber Professional (GIAC-GICSP) trained at SANS institute, he holds a MSc of Telecom & IT and an MBA.

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Antoine D’Hausey, OT Security Practice Head for EMEA

Fortinet
16:35

Q&A & Panel Debate

16:55

Closing remarks from the host

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Mandana White, CEO – Smart Grid Forums

17:00

Close of webinar