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Cyber Senate are pleased to announce on November 3rd and 4th Omicron Electronics GMBH will be presenting on Substation Cybersecurity, and also taking part in our CIA versus Reliability and Safety discussion for the 7th annual Industrial Control Cybersecurity Europe show. They have provided us two whitepapers to share with you today, please find below the attached “Cybersecurity and Functional Monitoring for Substations,” and “Detecting cyber intrusions in substation networks How to improve the security of IEC 61850 substations.”

Presenting on the morning of November 3rd is Andreas Klien, Head of Business Development Power Utility Communication. Andreas studied computer science at the Vienna University of Technology, where he also received his master’s degree in computer engineering. Andreas joined OMICRON in Klaus (Austria) in 2005, first as a developer and project manager, later as team lead for IEC 61850 product development. Since 2018, Andreas has been responsible for the Power Utility Communication (PUC) business at OMICRON. His fields of experience are in substation communication (15+ years), SCADA, and power systems cyber security (10+ years).

As a member of the WG10 in TC57 of the IEC he is participating in the development of the IEC 61850 standard series.

Mr Klein will present

Cybersecure Substation Network Architecture – A case study

11:05 AM – 11:35 AM GMT on Tuesday, November 3

  • Analyzing the most important attack vectors throughout the substation lifecycle

  • Applying the NIST Cybersecurity Framework in substations

  • Presentation of a new cyber-secure substation network architecture in deployed by a Swiss utility

  • Outlining their security measures such as secure remote and local maintenance access, multiple firewall zones within the substation and intrusion detection

  • Challenges when applying IDS at the substation level and how to solve them

OMICRON is an international company serving the electrical power industry with innovative testing, diagnostic and cybersecurity solutions. The application of OMICRON products allows users to assess and monitor the condition of assets in their electrical energy systems with complete confidence. Services offered in the area of consulting, commissioning, testing, diagnosis and training make the product range complete. Customers in more than 160 countries rely on the company’s ability to supply leading edge technology of excellent quality. Service centers on all continents provide a broad base of knowledge and extraordinary customer support. All of this together with our strong network of sales partners is what has made our company a market leader in the electrical power industry.

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