Cyber-Security Workshop | Thursday 12th April 2018

Registration: 08:00, Programme begins: 09:00, Programme ends: 17:00

Workshop Format

Through a series of presentations, break-out sessions and group exercises, this hands-on interactive workshop uncovers the cyber-security vulnerabilities specific to the digital substation environment, and provides practical implementable strategies to help utilities stay one step ahead of the threat landscape, particularly in the context of an increasingly pressurised commercial and regulatory environment.


Led by the team at SecurityMatters with contributions from several utilities and system integrators, this one-day programme provides a rich, varied and comprehensive cyber-security toolbox for both Substation and Cyber-Security teams engaged in the implementation of next generation digital substation systems.



 Workshop Leader

Elisa Costante, Head of Research, SecurityMatters, BV


Elisa Costante joined SecurityMatters B.V. in 2015 and became Head of Research in 2016. She leads key internal and external research activities, including international projects.  Her main research topics include ICS security, network behavioural modelling and cyber-attacks mitigation. She received her PhD in Mathematics and Computer Science in 2015 from the Eindhoven University of Technology.  Her thesis entitled ‘Privacy throughout the Data Cycle’ focuses on data leakage protection and privacy evaluation techniques. She is co-author of several international scientific journals.


SecurityMatters empowers critical infrastructure and manufacturing organizations with the ability to identify, analyse and respond to industrial threats and flaws, minimizing troubleshooting costs and unexpected downtime. They leverage OT-specific knowledge and understanding to provide visibility into critical assets and their activity, and detect operational problems and cyber security threats as soon as they appear. They employ engaging, interactive visualizations and actionable insights to provide utilities with all the information they need to make their networks cyber resilient.



Workshop Speakers

Gian Luigi Pugni, Cyber-Security OT Engineer,  Global ICTENEL

Alexander Harsch, Head of Cyber Security Resilience – Innogy

Oliver Jung, Senior ScientistAustrian Institute of Technology

Jalal Bouhdada, Founder, Principle ICS Security ConsultantApplied Risk

Guido Gluschke, DirectorInstitute of Security & Safety

Bas Kruimer, Senior Manager, Smart Grid ServicesAccenture 

Andrew West, Regional Technical Director – SUBNET

Luca Barba, Product Marketing Manager – SecurityMatters


Registration & refreshments


Welcome address from the workshop leader

Elisa Costante, Head of Research – SecurityMatters BV


Session 1:  Strengthening cyber-security through effective trusted sharing

Alexander Harsh, Head of Cyber Security Resilience – Innogy


Session 2: Standards-based approaches to secure architecture specification for digitalised substations

Oliver Jung, Senior Scientist –  Austrian Institute of Technology


Session 3:  Intelligent Electronic Devices (IED) Insecurity

Jalal Bouhdada, Founder, Principal ICS Security Consultant – Applied Risk


Morning refreshments & networking


Session 4:  Securing grid edge technology in the digital grid

Bas Kruimer, Senior Manager – Accenture Security


Session 5: Translating the European legislation framework for cyber security into country specific legislation for transmission and distribution system operators in Germany

Guido Gluschke,  Director – Institute of Security and Safety


Lunch & networking


Session 6: Standards for cyber security in power systems, the status and applications of IEC 62351

Gian Luigi Pugni, Cyber-Security OT Engineer – ENEL – Global ICT


Session 7: Cyber security best practice; beyond NERC CIP compliance

Andrew West, Technical Director – SUBNET Solutions Inc.


Afternoon refreshments & networking


Session 8: SilentDefense – Industrial cyber resilience made simple

Luca Barba, Product Marketing Manager – SecurityMatters BV




Closing remarks from the chair and end of conference

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