SMi is delighted to announce its 5th annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security Conference on 9th and 10th March, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel, Regents Park in London. The conference will strengthen knowledge of smart grids, cyber security,  smart meters, facilitating new business relationships and accelerating the process of transition from aging infrastructures in their economic growth and commercial viability.

This event will bring together key opinion-leaders, utilities, senior government officials, consultants, international investors, CTOs, senior engineers and vendors. It will give them direct access to utilities and decision-makers involved in the electricity sector. This ground-breaking event will also highlight and identify vulnerabilities, threats and how to classify cyber-attacks, with real life case scenarios from simulated and non-simulated  attacks on smart grid.

It will address data migration between cloud vendors, the challenges of legacy security and privacy software. Additionally, it will explore the quantification of costs and ROI of cyber security technologies, implementing of coding techniques.
It will provide guidance and strategic advice on smart grid and cyber security exploring a risk-based and a policy-based approach to ensure security, integrity, reliability and confidentiality in the interdependent European smart grid.  


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The conference will delve into the issue of TNOs and DNOs with time-criticality to improve confidentiality, preserving authorised restrictions on information access and disclosure protection to ensure personal privacy and proprietary information. 

The advancement of cloud computing on the smart grid will be featured, also exploring the impact of mobile platform and remote maintenance to accrue security. The conference will deal  with how effective communication efficiency can be combined with information security to support data acquisition and the different approaches for security measures. Furthermore, it will bring greater focus on training and educating the boardroom on the best modalities to acquire, hire and retain the best technical workfortce.


• Explore intelligent financial investment
• Discuss how real-time information can make the grid more efficient
• Predicting how smart grid, the green energy industry can tackle access points’ vulnerabilities
• Learn how utilities on a pan-European scale can improve a stronger security
• Learn about development and standardization of Cyber Security in smart grid
• Facilitate the recruitment of technical leadership 


• IT/Network Directors,
• Operations Directors,
• Strategic Planning,
• Customer Care,
• Business Development,
• Regulatory Affairs
• C-level execs, marketing for IP-based vendors
• Government/regulatory agencies – Telecom and utility-related
• Financial community – Smart Grid-related associations, forums, industry groups
• CIO,
• Business Directors
• Business Intelligence Leads
• Chief Executive Officers
• Chief Information Officers
• Chief Security Officers
• Chief Technology Officers
• Cyber Security Consultants
• Cyber Security Specialists
• Digital and Innovation Leads
• Directors of Information Security
• Directors of Risk and Audit
• Head of Security
• Heads of Cyber Security
• Heads of IT
• Heads of Security Solutions
• Information Security Managers
• Security Advisors
• Security Architects#
• Superintendents
• Technical Leads
• Telecommunications Advisors
• Business Directors


Aegis London; Alliander; Alliander N.V. ; BB Energy; BP; Brunel University; California Water and Power company; CEA LIST; Check Point Software Technologies Ltd; Cisco; Con Edison of New York, Inc.; D E C C; Department of Energy and Climate Change; Devoteam Consulting; DNV; DNV Kema; E S M I G; E.ON Metering GmbH; E.ON Sverige AB; Eandis; ECRO SRL; Electric Power Research Institute; Electricity North West; Embassy of Ukraine; ENCS; ENEL Engineering and Research; Energinet.dk; Enexis; ENISA - European Network and Information Security Agency; ESNA ; Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd; GeoConnexion; Inteco; KEMA; Lanner Electronics; Navigant Research; Nextnine; NXP Semiconductors; Omicron Electronics Gmb H; Palo Alto Networks; Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology; Price Waterhouse Coopers; PwC / PricewaterhouseCoopers; QA; Queens University Belfast ; Saga University; Sectra Communications AB; Secure Meters (UK) Ltd; Security Matters; Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA); SITA UK; South East Water Ltd.; SSE; Statnett SF; Swissgrid AG; Tecnalia; Thames Water Plc; Thames Water Utilities Ltd; Toreon CVBA; Ultra Electronics Airport Systems; USAF; Viasat; ViaSat, Inc.; Waterfall Security Solutions; Waternet;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Dieter Sarrazyn

Dieter Sarrazyn, Consultant & Managing Partner , Toreon CVBA

9:10 Finding the Best Means to Respond to Security Threats

Michael  John

Michael John, Senior Security Consultant, ENCS


·         The scope of cyber threats in the 21st century

·         Tapping into new solutions and new technology to combat cyber threats

·         Perspective from the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS)


9:40 Cyber Security - An Enterprise Risk & Governance Priority

·          Understanding what truly matters and just how much

·          Integrate and wrap all that technology

·          Yes better situational awareness & monitoring, but ‘respond’ sand ‘recover’ too

·          Lesson learning & sharing for more than merely ‘the sum of the parts’


Stephen  Daniels

Stephen Daniels, Strategic Business Advisor, Cyber Security , CGI IT UK Limited

10:10 Morning Coffee

10:40 The evolution and implications of cyber threats for Smart Grids

Andrew Beckett

Andrew Beckett, Managing Director, Regency IT Consulting and Head of Cyber Security , Airbus Defence and Space

-          Source of threats

-          Perceived motivations

-          Implications for Europe


11:10 Cyber Threat Intelligence applied to Industrial Control Systems and Smart Grids

  • Basic concepts on SmartGrid Cyber Attacks
  • Example of real attacks to IEC 61850 architectur    ICS Security: the challenge to detect a cyber attack in an Industrial Process world 
  • Connecting the dots with Threat Intelligence needs capability from both worlds - ICT and IC    
  •  Suggested framework to transform the Threat Intelligence in Actionable Information for the Security team

  • Andrea  Carcano

    Andrea Carcano, CEO and Co-Founder , Nozomi Networks SA

    Toto Zammataro

    Toto Zammataro, Senior Advisor , Intellium Ltd.

    11:40 Defending ICS from Cyberthreats with a Next-Generation Platform Security

    Justin Harris

    Justin Harris, Sytems Engineer , Palo Alto Networks

    • The different kinds of cyberthreats to SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (advanced targeted attacks, protocol exploits, unintentional insider error, misappropriation of resources)
    • The kinds of frameworks and capabilities required to effectively address these cyberthreats and the shortcomings of legacy technologies in meeting these requirements
    • Next-generation network and endpoint security technologies
    •  How they can be used to increase situational awareness, provide more granular and effective access control, and deter advanced persistent threats (APT) in control systems environments


    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Securing the Advanced Metering Infrastructure – Removing Piracy

  •  Description of The End To End AMI architecture
  • Analysis of possible vulnerabilities and significant threats that jeopardize the meter, concentrator and Headend
  •  List of security solutions that are required to mediate each threat
  • More Detailed descriptions of the various security solutions/products


  • Steve Epstein

    Steve Epstein, Distinguished Engineer, IoT Security , Cisco Systems

    14:00 ETSI Cyber Security standardization

    Carmine Rizzo

    Carmine Rizzo, Technical Officer, ETSI


    ·         Overview of ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)

    ·         ETSI Cyber Security work in its Technical Committee “CYBER”

    ·         Collaboration with other Standards Developing Organisations

    ·         Other planned ETSI Cyber Security activities


    14:30 ENISA’S work on smart grid cyber security

  •    Security measures for smart grids
  •   Security certification for smart grids
  •    Smart grid security governance models in Europe


  • Cedric  Levy Bencheton

    Cedric Levy Bencheton, Expert, ENISA - European Network and Information Security Agency

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 IT-Systems / SCADA Systems and IT-Security

    Dominik Spannheimer

    Dominik Spannheimer, Chief Information Officer, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

    ·         Situation in  Germany

    ·         Situation 50Hertz / Transmission System Operator

    ·         Conlusions / recommendations


    16:00 Securing the Industrial Internet

    Nir Giller

    Nir Giller, CTO and Co-Founder, CyberX
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    16:40 Protecting the energy sector’s infrastructure from cyber attack

    Ruth Davis

    Ruth Davis, Head of Programme Cyber, Criminal Justice and National Security , techUK

  • Detecting threats and risks- assessment of Cyber attacks
  • Challenges and opportunities in the market
  •  Developing Cyber Security Guidelines
  • Financial mechanism, incentives and regulatory framework
  • Outlining Cybersecurity standards
  • 17:10 Grid Computing - Can You Keep Control of a Distributed Infrastructure?

    Felix Lindner

    Felix Lindner, Head, Recurity Labs GmbH

    ·         Computer Network Defence (CND) is hard, and sprinkling your computers all over the country doesn’t make it easier. Which additional attack vectors must be covered?

    ·         How are computer network based attacks against utilities performed? How will the smart grid change that picture?

    ·         Know your enemy: Who are the attackers and what do they want?

    ·         No magic box in the network will do defence for you, but your staff well might.

    ·         Compliance is not Security. Occasionally, it’s the opposite. How do we deal with regulated vulnerability?



    17:40 Smart Grid and Cyber Security: a case for national, regional or local approach

    ·          Harmonisation of Cybersecurity standards- a long term vision

    ·          The role of PPP

    ·          Do we need a specific legislation to deal with cyber-attacks?

    ·          Does cyber-security need a policy or risk-based approach?

    ·          Defining the role of the EU and local energy authorities in protecting the smart grid


    Felix Lindner

    Felix Lindner, Head, Recurity Labs GmbH

    Nir Giller

    Nir Giller, CTO and Co-Founder, CyberX
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    Dieter Sarrazyn

    Dieter Sarrazyn, Consultant & Managing Partner , Toreon CVBA

    18:10 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Dieter Sarrazyn

    Dieter Sarrazyn, Consultant & Managing Partner , Toreon CVBA

    9:10 The Role of Standards and Certification in Cyber Security Assurance

    Steve G. Watkins

    Steve G. Watkins, Director, IT Governance Ltd


    ·         The challenge – are standards, audits and your own business objectives compatible?

    ·         Balancing the variety of standards and associated assurance mechanisms.

    ·         How to determine what is right for your organisation.

    ·         Picking the right partners to help


    9:40 Implementing Secure Communications for Critical Infrastructure - A Danish example

    Soren Peter Nielsen

    Soren Peter Nielsen, Managing Consultant, NineConsult A/S

    ·          Introduction to the Combined Heat and Power Plant Communications (CHPCOM) project 

    ·          Smart Grid solutions for data communication across actors in the energy sector 

    ·          The use of IEC 62351 to ensure data communication 

    ·          The use of X.509 based PKI for authentication of actors 

    ·          Role-based access control

    ·          Trust Framework requirements


    10:10 Morning Coffee

    10:40 Evolving Best Practices for Communications Security

    • Cyber threat update
    • Modern inter-networking impairs security
    • Hardware-enforced network security
    • Smart Grid use cases
    • Pervasive threats drive best-practice evolution
    Michael  Piccalo

    Michael Piccalo, Director of Industrial Security, Waterfall Security Solutions

    11:20 How to use Government Digital Infrastructure Components to Develop Data Exchange in the Energy Sector- Estonian Case study

    Kristo  Klesment

    Kristo Klesment, Project Manager, Elering SA

    ·         Estfeed is data sharing platform (EU wide authentication, identification, crypto channels, log management, encryption, mandate management, public key infrastructure (PKI)).

    ·         Simple data collection software (open source components) for smart meter infrastructure. System for consumer accessing its hourly readings without third parties involved. Mandates for sellers accessing the readings

  • System for consumer accessing its hourly readings without third parties involved. Mandates for sellers accessingg the readings
  • The free software infrastructure connecting e-service databases of the whole public sector



  • 11:50 Networking Lunch

    12:50 Reshaping ICS Cybersecurity

    Daniel  Trivellato

    Daniel Trivellato, Product Manager Industrial Control Systems, Security Matters

  • The real ICS threats: it’s not all about Stuxnet
  • Effective monitoring for operations and cybersecurity
  • Case studies
  • 13:30 Case Study : Smart Grid Projects, Privacy and the Brazilian Scenario

    Jose Reynaldo Formigoni Filho

    Jose Reynaldo Formigoni Filho, Information Security Technical Manager, CPqD

    Moacir Giansante

    Moacir Giansante, Supply Chain Director, CPqD

    14:00 A pragmatic, enabling approach to Cyber Security

    David Rutherford

    David Rutherford , CEO, Power Networks Demonstration Centre- Strathclyde University

  • Vulnerability of Assets
  • Cyber concerns
  • A  Risk Based Approach
  • Testing Options



  • 14:40 Afternoon Tea

    15:10 Security concerns for smart grid end-user application services

    Giovanni Coppola

    Giovanni Coppola, Product Manager, Enel Distribuzione Sp A

    ·         Enel’s Electric Mobility Technology

    ·         Electric mobility as end-user application services

    ·         Security concerns: customer

    ·         Security concerns: business 

    15:40 Security related lessons learned from the Eandis Flemish Pilot

    Steven Frere

    Steven Frere, Senior Datacom Expert Smart Metering, Eandis

    ·          Introduction Eandis – Flemish pilot

    ·          Eandis smart meter concept

    o    Multi gateway & filtering

    o    Smart Communication Module (SCM)

    o    E2E security by design

    ·          Challenges at set-up and operation

    ·          Lessons Learned


    16:10 An Integrated Approach to Cybersecurity within Enexis – lessons learned

    ·         Which challenges is Enexis facing with it’s cybersecurity roadmap (IT/OT/Smartmeters)?

    ·         Aligning Corporate Strategy with the cybersecurity approach

    ·         How to identify internal and external stakeholders and satisfying their (security) needs

    ·         Lesson’s learned from security monitoring in the OT domain

    ·         A practical approach to embedding security in a Private Virtual Network Operator environment (PVNO)


    Mauriche Kroos

    Mauriche Kroos, Security Officer, Enexis

    Philip Westbroek

    Philip Westbroek, Telecommunications and Cybersecurity Advisor, Enexis

    16:40 Organisational and Technical Security Challenges

    Eric Luiijf

    Eric Luiijf, Principal Consultant, T N O

    ·          Are you ready to manage and securely maintain millions of devices?

    ·          What does Moore’s law tell us?

    ·          Software ages! Are you prepared?

    ·          Did you plan for an emergency upgrade of hundred thousands of security components?

    ·          Is the public and are your MPs prepared for a rough smart grid learning curve
    facing more power disruptions and less reliability?

    ·          R&D challenges


    17:10 Data Driven Strategies for Prioritizing Malicious Code Threats within Cloud and Smart Grids Infrastructures

    Alessandro Parisi

    Alessandro Parisi, Ethical Hacker, Data Scientist, StartITHub.com

  • How Smart Grids changed the Security Risk Landscape

  • - Delving into Critical Infrastructure Security Threats

  • - The Smart Grid as an Opportunity for Big Data Cybersecurity Analytics 

  • - Protecting Smart Grids with Proactive Security Approaches 

  • - Prioritization Strategies for Smart Grids Malware Analysis


  • 17:40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Dieter Sarrazyn

    Dieter Sarrazyn, Consultant & Managing Partner , Toreon CVBA


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