Cyber security experts team up with grid to protect Europe

A cyber security organisation and power grid operators have teamed up to protect Europe against cyber attacks. The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A cyber security organisation and power grid operators have teamed up to protect Europe against cyber attacks.

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop regulations, practices, standards and defenses with the aim of protecting the industry from digital criminals.

ENCS will provide ENTSO-E with technical information and support on cyber security issues while the latter will provide insights into the European transmission system and the particular challenges faced by its operators.

Laurent Schmitt, Secretary General at ENTSO-E, said: “The energy landscape is in a period of rapid transition. One of the biggest changes is the ever-mounting cyber security challenge.

“We’re delighted to work with ENCS, as well as with the European agency ENISA, to help our members increase their resilience, while bringing their own very valuable contribution to the wider security conversation.”