Cyber Resilience in the Electricity Industry

The Challenge

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it a rapidly growing

need for energy to sustain global digitalization and interconnectivity, including a proliferation of connected devices and petabytes of data.

Maintaining resilience across the ecosystem is a challenge for all organizations and a significant priority for critical infrastructure sectors such as in the electricity ecosystem. A large-scale blackout would have socioeconomic ramifications for households, businesses, critical institutions and activities.

The Opportunity

Systems of Cyber Resilience: Electricity initiative aims to strengthen cyber resilience across the industry by developing a trusted network of collaboration with a multi-stakeholder community to embed cyber resilience across the electricity ecosystem in an increasingly interconnected world.

Outcomes and Deliverables

The initiative aims to enhance the cyber resilience of critical electricity infrastructure by focusing on three key pillars:

·      Cyber-Resilient Strategy and Culture: by developing scenarios for electricity industry CISOs and Boards to improve the maturity of cyber resilience culture and governance across the industry, based on the 2019 board principles and associated tools

·      Cyber-Resilient Regulation: by collaborating with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to disseminate recommendations for policymakers through its 2020 Electricity Security Study based on the 2019 co-developed mapping of cyber-resilience regulations in US/Europe

·      Value Chain Cyber Resilience: by achieving alignment between ecosystem stakeholders on new approaches to ensure effective cyber resilience across the value chain, including associated roles and responsibilities 

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