Chairman introduction: Cyber SecuritySession
With Smart Grids the digitalisation on the energy system made a start, but this process is getting up to speed with the introduction of connected high voltage equipment, Smart Meters and Internet connected home appliances..
However, there are risks we need to cope with: the smarter the energy system becomes, the more vulnerable it will be for cyber-attacks. Measures need to be taken to reach and maintain an adequate security level of the energy system. Not only development of security technologies is important, but also the evaluation and operation of these technologies.
Through legislation such as the “Cybersecurity Act” and “ePrivacy Directive” , the European Commission tries to improve the security of European products and protect the processing of personal data.
This session focusses on the pro’s and con’s of the European legislation and also how the industry should or could react on this legislation.