Grid Reinforcement Through Cyber Security

Sponsored by: Schneider Electric

Focused on:

  • Grid
  • Cyber
  • Security

Date: 18 November


Time: 10AM London / 11AM Europe / 1PM Dubai

An introduction to balancing grid investment and cyber protection

Cyber threats to the energy industry remain high. According to the US Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Computer Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), 32% of all cyber security incidents reported and investigated in the first half of 2014 were related to this domain. At the same time, investment in your electrical grid is crucial to maintain energy availability, especially in the face of growing demand. But with growing cyber security concerns, how can you balance those investments for today and tomorrow?

This introductory webinar begins by describing common cyber security terminology and practices, then moves to current and forthcoming energy industry regulations. It will help you strengthen your understanding about the likely impacts to maintaining your organisation’s energy availability.

The discussion will then shift to the tricky balance of investments in electrical reinforcement compared to those for cyber security, and how working smarter can help establish a business case for cyber security and achieve both goals: security and availability.

With Schneider Electric’s expertise in both electrical networks and cyber security, our industry professionals can help you assemble the pieces of this complex puzzle. Register now for this new webinar.

Presented by

Didier Giarratano,

Cyber Security Platform Director – Energy

Didier Giarratano has been working for Schneider-Electric in Electrical network protection, telecommunication, and control system for more than 10 years. Didier Giarratano has several expertises in system architecture, in telecommunication and cyber security. Within Schneider-Electric, Didier Giarratano is leading, at Energy BU Level, the definition, the co-ordination and the implementation of the Cyber security strategy. D Giarratano is an active member in several standardization committees (PRSC SC H, IEEE/PES, CENELEC/M490). He is the author of several papers on the cyber security applied to power industry.

Adam Gauci,

Cyber Security Services Business Development Manager

Adam F. Gauci is currently the Business Development Manager for Cyber Security Services for Schneider Electric's Energy Automation portfolio of products and solutions. In his previous post with Schneider Electric, he was responsible for the development of the Canadian Smart Grid offer in Distribution Automation. His work experience includes Hydro One Networks as a Protection and Control Engineer and Cooper Power Systems as a Field Application Engineer, where he worked extensively on deploying NERC CIP Cyber Security solutions with North American utilities. He is currently a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Cyber security terminology and common practices
  • Regulations and standards, both existing and in preparation
  • Balancing the investments between electrical network and cyber security reinforcements
  • How to build a business case for cyber security


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