Utility infrastructure is facing digital disruption at full speed, meaning the level of cyber threats to the grid ecosystem has increased exponentially. In this keynote presentation, you will learn about your minimum commitment to cybersecurity directly from a hacker's perspective.
As an experienced Ethical Hacker, Zoë Rose has worked on both the offensive and the defensive side of cybersecurity to help clients become more resilient to cyber attack. She has designed and executed various simulated attacks, and incident response exercises based on feasible scenarios and from actual experiences in helping clients respond to data breaches.
For utilities, security is everyone’s business. Operating a vital section of critical infrastructure, they are naturally more liable to cyber attacks not only from isolated individuals but also parties such as industrial espionage hackers, terrorist organisations and hostile states.
Mitigating risk and anticipating attack vulnerabilities on utility grids and systems is not just about installing technology. Utilities must also implement organisational processes to meet the challenges of a decentralised grid. This means regular assessment and continuous improvement of their cybersecurity and physical security process to safeguard our new world of energy. This keynote will delve into best practice for:
- Understading where the greatest vulnerabilities lie.
- Conducting a comprehensive risk assessment based on internal and external threats.
- Designing effectice security policy and processes, with a 'secure by design' approach based on international standards.