The European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum March 12th and 13th London is now booking. This is the flagship Cyber event in Europe for Smart Grids and heavily supported by Government, Utilities, Academia and the most authoritative solution providers.

If you wish to be involved please visit the site at http://www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk or call Jamison Nesbitt at +44 (0)20 7827 6164 or jnesbitt@smi-online.co.uk to avoid disappointment.

We would like to thank all who were involved in our Privacy launch.

We are on the threshold of an energy revolution that will give low-carbon energy technologies a crucial role. Energy efficiency, many types of renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, new energy transportation and distribution technologies, and sustainable mobility will all require widespread deployment if we are to reach our world's greenhouse-gas emission goals. Every country and sector of the economy must be involved.

Alliander, the largest energy network company in the Netherlands, is set on contributing to this global responsibility by collaborating with universities and research labs, government and public organizations, vendors and solution integrators. Alliander believes that improvements in ICT security increase the robustness and resilience of the smart grid from both a physical and cyber perspective. Robust IT security contributes to our goal to create a save smart grid environment where we can work together on a high quality level.

Therefore, we believe that there simply cannot be enough discussion, collaboration and partnerships developed around the security and privacy architecture of the Smart Grid. That is why we are supporting SMi’s forthcoming Smart Grid Cyber and Privacy event in Holland as premier Knowledge partners. We believe face to face networking forums of this nature provide an ideal opportunity for us to meet and develop the landscape for new frontiers.

Please join us at the European Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy conference November 14 & 15 in Amsterdam!

Bram Reinders, Alliance Manager, Alliander

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Knowledge partners Alliander will be presenting at European Smart Grid Privacy and Security

Mark Ossel - Chairmans Welcome: "There are many events covering smart metering, smart grid and related topics. And, this fall even more than ever! It is difficult to choose which one to attend. Looking at this program, the topics covered and the speakers, I can advise you to go here"

The vision of the future Smart Grid involves a unprecedented transformation of our current electrical industry, with the introduction and integration of an intelligent communications architecture.

While the benefits of carbon reduction, reliability and controlled consumption remain firm drivers to support this change, the vulnerability and threat profile associated with the business model remain a critical priority.

SMi’s Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy Forum will address the threat landscape of cyber attacks, as well as privacy, integrity, and security of data involving Smart Grid technology.
Dont miss this opportunity to engage, network, and understand how the industry intends on responsibly developing and deploying our future global infrastructure.

Join the discussion with other delegates and industry professionals on the Linkedin group at  http://events.linkedin.com/European-Smart-Grid-Cyber-Security/pub/715316



Securiing our digital infrastructure

SMi are the European flagship leaders for Smart Grid events. Building on the success of our sell-out European Smart Grid CYBER security forum in March, which attracted all major European utilities, we will continue to provide critical insight into the industries top priority with the additional focus around privacy.

CYBER Security is of the upmost concern internationally across all defence and critical national infrastructure industries. The deployment and vision of the smart grid is not only incredible in realising our abilities to reduce climate change but also pose a real threat from terrorism and online hacking. Privacy is not security, but is an equally important issue to smart grid integrity. Much needs to be worked out to ensure privacy breaches dont expose consumers to malicious attacks, fraud or other invasive practices. Privacy and integrity are paramount to the success of the Smart Grid, as such we will focus on education, process improvements, and better operational security, addressing: Privacy breeches, malicious attack, fraud, Metering, data management, analytics, control consumption patterns and monitoring, PII, privacy policies, buying and selling models, cloud based solutions and other invasive practices.

• Strong European presence and reputation from our sell out European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum March 2011 http://www.smartgridcybersecurity.co.uk
• Actively engaged with international strategists on a daily basis on our Cyber Grids events, have the data and relationships to ensure your success
• This is the only Smart Grid Privacy and Security event of its kind in Europe from a Commercial provider. We will endeavor to bring the best of the industry and ICT sectors on board as such.
Smart Grid Cyber Security and Privacy is supported and organized in association with knowledge leaders Alliander, the leading Dutch utility
• Our venue holds 120. We are operating on a first come first serve basis only


Confirmed topics include:

• A smart grid in Tclouds
• Build privacy by design into Smart Meters: gain consumer trust and confidence in the smart grid
• Consumer concerns related to privacy and security in smart metering
• Current status on P&S files in the Netherlands and in Brussels
• Cyber security for national infrastructure
• Defence in depth: A case study on what we can learn from Chinese cyber information threats. Past, present and future
• Embedded security lessons for the smart meter industry
• Finnish Smart Grids and Secure Telecommunications as base for Smart Grid security
• German smart grid cyber security challenges
• Overview of Institute for Information Security at the University of Tulsa

• Privacy and security concerns on using metering data for Grid management. The smart metering grid operator interface P5
• Privacy and security of the Enexis smart metering infrastructure
• Privacy preserving smart metering
• Road map to secure process control systems
• Securing the smart grid cyber infrastructure
• Security best practices in metering IT infrastructure
• Security on Smart Grids
• Smart grid: the legal privacy framework
• The current, real-world state of smart grid cyber security
• The role of standards in achieving smart grid security and privacy goals
• UK approach to smart metering security
• Update: The role of the DNO on smart grid cyber security
• Leading Principles in Smart Grid Cyber Security


Grid stakeholders representing utilities, technology providers, researchers, and policymakers.

Chief Technology Officer 
Chief Information and Security
Chief Risk and Finance
Chief Marketing
Chief Security
Head of Future Networks
TNO Director
Leading Architecture
Business Analysis
DNO Director
Director of Strategy
Information Security
Risk and Business Continuity
Information Technology and Services
Head of Engineering Regulatory Strategy
Head of Forward Planning
IT Operations
Head of Strategy
Head of Governance
Head of Business Development
Head of utilities
Managing Director
Head of Architecture
Head of Security
Director of Innovation and strategy
Director of Strategy
Director Distribution Automation Engineering
Vertical market leader
Job title profiles of those who attend our events

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mark Ossel

Mark Ossel, ESNA Board Memeber and VP, Echelon Energy and Utility

9:10 The role of standards in achieving Smart Grid security and privacy goals

William  Barker

William Barker , Cybersecurity Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST

• Standards as policy implementation mechanisms
• Standardization process options
• US Smart Grid interoperability panel
• Smart Grid security and privacy goals and means

9:40 Build privacy by design into Smart Meters: Gain consumer trust and confidence in the Smart Grid

• Smart meter and privacy issues
• Privacy by Design as an internationally recognized privacy standard
• Building privacy solutions into Smart Meter and networked infrastructure through Privacy by Design

Michelle Chibba

Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Alexander Dix

Alexander Dix, Commissioner, Berlin Data Commissioner

10:20 Roadmap to secure process control systems

Annemarie  Zielstra

Annemarie Zielstra, Director CPNINL, Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)

• How to secure against the risks and the challenges
• Cyber-TEC initiative
• Security of process control systems
• Securing critical information infrastructure through cooperation, education and innovation

10:50 Morning Coffee

11:10 Privacy and security concerns on using metering data for grid management. The smart metering grid operator interface P5

• Privacy & security framework in the Netherlands
• Increasing possibilities of Smart Meters
• The value of grid measurements for the DNO
• Structured and authorized access of Smart Meter data for network management

Frans Campfens

Frans Campfens, Senior Consultant SmartGrids (ICT) and AMR, Alliander N.V.

Hans de Heer

Hans de Heer, Principal Consultant , Kema Nederland BV

11:40 Advanced Threats vs. “Best Practice” Security

Colin Blou

Colin Blou, Vice President Sales , Waterfall Security Solutions

Advanced Persistent Threats
- on the term
- Latest examples
Advanced Protection for Advanced Threats
• Market Solutions
• The Waterfall Solution
Waterfall Unidirectional Gateway Solutions
- Understanding the solution
- Example through various Waterfall applications

12:10 Current status on security and privacy files in the Netherlands and in Brussels

Johan  Rambi

Johan Rambi , Privacy & Security Officer , Alliander N.V.

• Status privacy & security implementation in the Netherlands
• Privacy & security requirements in national proposal for small deployment
• Smart Grid security development in the Netherlands
• European developments from EC and collaboration with DSO’s

12:40 A global view of smart grid security: threats, standards and regulations

Paul  Oudshoorn

Paul Oudshoorn , Managers Accenture Security Practice, Accenture

David  Scott

David Scott, Managers Accenture Security Practice, Accenture

13:20 Networking Lunch

14:20 Re-using Smart Card Technology for Security and Privacy in Smart Metering

Charles Palmer

Charles Palmer, Project Hydra Project Manager , Acute Technology Limited

  • Reports on work from "Project Hydra" - a UK smart meter pilot programme.
  • Compares smart meters with smart cards, SIM cards, pay TV from a security perspective.
  • Examines the smart card security technologies.
  • Shows how "local processing" can also solve the smart meter privacy problem.
  • 14:50 A smart grid in TClouds

    Nuno Pereira

    Nuno Pereira, Smart Grids and TClouds, EDP - Energias de Portugal

    • The TClouds Project
       o Goals and objectives
       o The European consortium
       o Key results
    • Smart Grid and home healthcare scenarios
    • Security challenges
    • Advantages and constrains

    15:20 Overview of Institute for Information Security at the University of Tulsa

    David Greer

    David Greer, Executive Director, The Institute for Information Security

    • Cyber security research initiatives
    • What is Cyberspace?
    • Security challenges in an interconnected world
    • Exposures and realized threats
    • What happens when controls fail?
    • Creating a secure culture
    • Business factors for academic partnerships

    15:50 Afternoon Tea

    16:10 Finnish Smart Grids and secure telecommunications as base for Smart Grid security

    Jani Valtari

    Jani Valtari, SGEM Program Manager, CLEEN

    • CLEEN Ltd - Industry Driven Joint R&D&I for Energy and Environment
    • SGEM – Finnish Smart Grid research program
    • Challenges of Smart Grid Communication
    • New security approaches built on proved communication security
    • Secure processes ensure secure products and services

    16:40 UK approach to smart metering security

    Alex Campbell

    Alex Campbell, Senior Manager, Deloitte

    • Steps for ensuring security is designed into the end-to-end Smart Metering system
    • Outline the key stakeholders
    • Collaboration mechanisms
    • Main security outputs (technical and governance)

    17:10 Embedded security lessons for the Smart Meter industry

    Paul Verhaar

    Paul Verhaar, Security Evaluation Manager, Riscure

    • What are the assets of a smart meter?
    • What are the security threats and attacks?
    • What kinds of security features are required?
    • What can we learn from embedded security in other industries?
    • Test techniques

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mark Ossel

    Mark Ossel, ESNA Board Memeber and VP, Echelon Energy and Utility

    9:10 Securing the Smart Grid cyber infrastructure

    Patricia  Robison

    Patricia Robison, Smart Grid Project Manager, Con Edison of New York, Inc.

    • Securely extending and interconnecting the electric Grid with Smart Grid components and communications
    • Applying the NIST framework and IEC standards to Smart Grid implementations
    • Layering cyber Security across Smart Grid components and communications
    • Smart Grid cyber security integrated with critical infrastructure protection
    • Enabling situational awareness for Smart Grid electric system and cyber security monitoring

    9:40 Update: the role of the DNO in Smart Grid cyber security

    Frans Campfens

    Frans Campfens, Senior Consultant SmartGrids (ICT) and AMR, Alliander N.V.

    • Smart Grid scenarios
    • The local system operator concept
    • Grid Connection Register concept (GCR)
    • The DNO as certification authority
    • Security by design

    10:10 Privacy and security of the Enexis Smart Metering infrastructure

    Boas Bierings

    Boas Bierings, Program Manager Privacy and Security, Enexis

    • Privacy policy
    • Security requirements
    • Key management
    • Penetration testing

    10:40 Morning Coffee

    11:10 Privacy preserving Smart Metering

    Tobias Jeske

    Tobias Jeske, Research Associate, Institute for Security in Distributed Applications

    • Data protection issues in the smart grid
    • Solutions for privacy-preserving reporting from Smart Meters
    • A new practical solution for privacy-preserving reporting without a trusted-third party
    • Implementation results

    11:40 Consumer concerns related to privacy and security in Smart Metering

    Monika Stajnarova

    Monika Stajnarova, Economic Officer, BEUC

    • Privacy and security risks and challenges - consumer perspective;
    • The role of consumers;
    • Key principles to safeguard consumers’ privacy and security;
    • The way forward - what is necessary for a successful deployment of Smart Meters.

    12:10 Smart Grid: the (Dutch) legal privacy framework

    Eva Visser

    Eva Visser, Partner, Projectmoore

    • Back to basics: Smart Grid Data and data protection law
    • Who’s in control?
    • Legal grounds to process Smart Grid Data
    • The Dutch case: Smart Metering
    • Smart Grid Security
    • Privacy as market differentiator

    12:40 Networking Lunch

    13:40 The current, real-world state of Smart Grid cyber security

    Bob Lockhart

    Bob Lockhart, Senior Analyst , Pike Research

    • What is actually being implemented?
    • Where are the biggest holes?
    • Cures on the horizon
    • What are people talking about
    • Covering:  AMI, industrial control, SG communications, and electric vehicles

    14:10 Smart meters and privacy: Can two walk together?

    Darek  Kloza

    Darek Kloza, LL.M. in Law and Technology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

    14:40 Leading Principles in Smart Grid Cyber Security

    Giovanna Dondossola

    Giovanna Dondossola, Cyber Secuirty Task Leader, RSE

    o Grid control systems cyber security – RSE activities
    o EPCIP EU Directive 2008/114/EC – Italian Legislative Decree 61/2011
    o Cyber-power risk index – pivotal factors
    o Cyber attacks – comprehensive models
    o Attack experiments – role, scenarios, effect analysis
    o Experimental results – recommendations from sample attacks to the RSE grid control testbed
    o Cyber security standards for smart grids – inputs from RSE activities

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 Privacy and security in the Home Area Network

    Robert Cragie

    Robert Cragie, Chair, Security Task Group, ZigBee Alliance

    • Information Security Pillars
    • Cryptography
       o Public key cryptography
       o Symmetric key cryptography
       o Hybrid cryptography
    • Home Area Network
       o What is a Home Area Network?
       o Topologies
    • Protocol stack security
       o Building blocks
       o Frame security
       o Authentication and key establishment
       o Credentials
    • ZigBee SEP 1.0 stack security description
    • ZigBee SEP 2.0 stack security description
    • Service provider registration
    • HAN data privacy
       o Data at rest
       o Data in trans

    16:10 Security best practices in metering IT infrastructure

    Ralph Moonen

    Ralph Moonen, Director, Information Technology Security eXperts

    • GPRS/3G threats and recent developments
    • Network architecture do's and don’ts
    • Communications security (encryption & authentication)
    • Network and application testing

    16:40 Defence in depth: A case study on what we can learn from Chinese cyber information threats. Past, present and future

    William Hagestad II

    William Hagestad II, CEO and President, Red-Dragonrising

    • Fundamental statistics of the Chinese cyber threat
    • Chinese government cyber initiatives
    • Peoples Liberation Army Information Warfare
    • Commercial Enterprises as a cyber threat vector
    • Nationalistic threads of hackers
    • Examining the Jade Ball – What are the future Chinese Cyber threats
    • Conclusions and recommendations

    17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mark Ossel

    Mark Ossel, ESNA Board Memeber and VP, Echelon Energy and Utility


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