Online-Webinar with OMICRON and Welotec

Protecting the Grid - Advanced Cybersecurity Capabilities for Control Centers and Substations

14.02 - 14.02.2024 09:00 (CET) • Online Event

Webinar Agenda:

1. Introduction

  • Welcome and brief overview of the webinar’s objectives.

2. The Growing Threats to Energy Infrastructure 

  • Discussion on the rising trend of cyber-attacks targeting critical energy infrastructure globally and in Europe.
  • Examining cybersecurity challenges in modern substation environments.

3. Substation Digitization as an Opportunity for Cybersecurity 

  • Exploring how digitization of substations can bolster cybersecurity.
  • Evaluating options for infrastructure protection.
  • Key considerations for developing a robust cybersecurity strategy.
  • The importance of implementing comprehensive protection systems, with references to standards and regulations like IEC 62443, NIS 2, etc.

4. IDS vs. Firewall: Complementary Tools in Cybersecurity

  • Understanding Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and their distinction from firewalls.
  • The significance of integrating both IDS and firewalls in cybersecurity strategies.
  • Introduction to the StationGuard solution: Asset Discovery, Vulnerability Management, and Functional Monitoring.

5. Hardware-Software Synergy for Substation Security

  • Discussion on the synergy between hardware and software in enhancing cybersecurity.
  • Identifying suitable hardware platforms for IDS in substations.
  • Making the right hardware choices: Introducing the Welotec Rugged Substation Automation Devices.

6. Q&A Round 

  • Open forum for participants to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

7. Conclusion 

  • Summarizing key takeaways from the webinar.
  • Thanking participants and informing about future webinars or resources.