Where the Europeans talk about Cybersecurity

First edition : Energy

Energy transition and digital technology have brought many changes in the energy sector and its supply chain. It has increased the level of vulnerabilities with a wide range of threats such as terrorism, organized crime, economic intelligence, etc.

Cyber threats are clearly more pernicious because of the increased complexity of today’s energy infrastructures and because smart networks have increased new vulnerabilities and interdependencies with a multiplicity of new actors and new profiles.
The diversity of the public and private actors in the sector and of the whole chain of providers and subcontractors are making the continuity at the cyber security level more and more difficult to achieve.

In this context, the new EU regulations aiming at reinforcing the cyber security of Member States take on their full meaning when applied to the energy sector: the momentum generated by the 2013 European Cyber Security Strategy, the 2015 Digital Single Market Strategy, the publication in summer 2016 of the NIS Directive, the European Regulation on personal data and the PPP on Cyber Security from July 2016 have established a new framework and created new opportunities for the actors in the energy sector.
Although most of the organisations have already increased the safety of information systems in general and set up a cybersecurity strategy or a global security strategy, much remains to be done, in particular to achieve the same level in the supply chain.


08:30 - 09:30Opening session

Chaired by Dominique Ristori, this opening session will send a political message about the importance of a cybersecurity policy.

Three very important MEPs in the energy sector and in the digital sector are going to participate to this opening session.


Dominique RISTORI, Director-General for Energy (ENER), European Commission

Pilar del Castillo, MEP, Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy , European Parliament

Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Chairman of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament

Morten Helveg Petersen, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy , European Parliament

09:30 - 11:00First round table : Cybersecurity of critical Energy Infrastructures

Christian Aghroum, Vice-president of the CyAN Network will moderate the round table


Jean-Baptiste Demaison, Chair of the Executive Committee, ENISA and advisor of ANSSI Director General, ENISA

Lawrence Jones, Vice President International Programs, Edison Electric Institute

Francesco Morelli, Head of physical and information security, Terna SpA

Stefan Moser, Head of Unit Security of Supply Direction B, European Commission, DG Energy

11:30 - 13:00Second round table : Cybersecurity challenges for smart grids

Christian Aghroum, Vice-president of the CyAN Network will moderate the round table

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director "Internal Energy Market", European Commission, DG Energy

Jean-Christophe Mathieu, Products and Solutions Security Officer, Siemens France

Nuno Medeiros, Head of the Cyber Security Department, EURELECTRIC - EDP DISTRIBUIÇÃO – ENERGIA SA

Marc Smitham, Senior Manager of Cybersecurity Policy, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Microsoft

14:30 - 15:00Opening Speech of the afternoon

Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General for Security, European Commission, DG HOME

15:00 - 16:30Third round table : How the civil nuclear sector deals with cybersecurity challenges ?

Christian Aghroum, Vice-president of the CyAN Network will moderate the round table

Valérie Derouet, Chairman, Nuclear Industry Steering Group for Security

Loïc Guezo, Cybersecurity Strategist, Director at Trend Micro for Southern Europe, Trend Micro

Dr Stephan Lechner, Director Euratom Safeguards, European Commission, DG Energy

Jean-Luc Trolle, Nuclear Security Information Senior Advisor, nuclear generation and engineering Departments, EDF

Robert Valkama, Representative, IAEA

16:30 - 17:00Closing session

Luigi Rebuffi, CEO, ECSO

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