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HyRiM at European Utility Week 2016

hub_session_audienceOn  November 15th 2016, the HyRiM project participated in the European Utility Week 2016 in Barcelona, the biggest event on upcoming developments and technologies in the fields of utility networks, energy services and efficiency as well as smart infrastructures in Europe. In this setting, HyRiM organized the project’s 2nd End User Workshop and also chaired a HUB Session on Security Frameworks to Prevent Hacking the Grid as well as panel discussion on New Forms of Cybersecurity Risks to European Energy Utilities.

The 2nd End User Workshop was a half-day event presenting the leading edge results of the HyRiM project. The main focus was laid on the HyRiM use cases, which are evolving around differne threats from the areas of smart grids, oil refining and water supply infrastructures. Further, the speakers from the project team gave a first impression of the methodologies and technologies that will be used to realize these use cases in the final phase of the project.

As an extension to the End User Workshop, experts from the HyRiM project were chairing and participating in a HUB Session in the afternoon of November 15th. Therein, the technical and user perception on novel threats for utility providers was discussed and an overview on the HyRiM Risk Management Process was presented. In a final panel session, the audience was able to involve in a discussion with the experts on upcoming challenges in the areas of risk and security management for the utilities from different sectors.

During the workshop as well as the HUB Session, the HyRiM project members had the chance to get in touch with experts from several technology providers and utility organizations to exchange further ideas and discuss possible future collaborations. The third and final HyRiM End User Workshop will take place in summer 2017 towards the end of the project and focus even more on the use cases and demonstrations together with the exploitation and standardization of the project’s results.

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Introduction and Overview
Resilience Architecture
HyRiM Risk Management Process
Operational Risks from Cyber Attacks
Use Case Water Supply
Use Case Surveillence Systems in the Refinery
On Demand Surveillance Simulation
Use Case Ransomware Attack
A Game Theoretic Risk Assessment Tool
Optimal Maintenance Strategy

2nd HyRiM End Users International Workshop

Novel Approaches to Risk and Security Management
for Utility Providers and Critical Infrastructures

Co-Located with the European Utility Week

Tuesday, November 15th 2016, 09:00 – 13:30
Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
Room CC3-3.11

 

Workshop Outline

In this workshop, new methodologies, concepts and tools towards the security and risk assessment for utility providers will be presented. These approaches have been developed in the course of current research activities of the European Union FP7 project HyRiM – Hybrid Risk Management for Utiltiy Networks.

The HyRiM project covers different topics in connection with utility providers and utility networks in general, specifically in the areas of smart grids, oil refining and water supply infrastructures. A major focus is laid on the identification and assessment of cascading effects as well as the assessment and mitigation of (cyber-) attacks in utility networks.

Program Outline

Experts from the field of security and risk management as well as representatives of utility providers will cover research results, novel approaches and tools currently under development in the HyRiM project. The international speakers are coming from ETRA (Spain), the Electrical Cooperative of Alginet (Spain), Akhela (Italy), Lancaster University (UK) and from the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria).

Preliminary Agenda 

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Registration

The attendance of the workshop is free of charge!

For organisational reasons, please register until November 11th, 2016 using the following registration form.

2nd Workshop on Novel Approaches to Risk and Security Management for Utility Providers and Critical Infrastructures

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HyRiM End Users Workshop

Novel Approaches to Risk and Security Management for Utility Providers and Critical Infrastructures

Date: Monday, 2nd November 2015
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Ring Stage, Techgate 7th Floor | Donau-City-Strasse 1, 1220 Vienna, Austria – Techgate arrival info

Workshop Overview

Risk management is a core duty for critical infrastructures that are operated by utility providers. Despite the existence of numerous risk assessment tools to support utility providers in estimating the nature and impact of possible incidents, risk management till now is mostly a matter of best-practice approaches. Due to the increasing interconnection and interdependency of utility providers and their respective critical infrastructures (ICT networks, SCADA systems, utility networks, etc.) standard risk assessment methodologies are struggling to cope with the constantly evolving world of threats.

In this workshop, hosted by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, new approaches towards the security and risk assessment for utility providers will be presented. These approaches have been developed in the course of current research activities of three major European Union projects in the FP7 and the CIPS programme; HyRiM, SPARKS and MEDUSA. These projects are covering specific issues in connection with utility providers and utility networks in general, and specifically in areas of smart grids and a port’s supply chain. Therein, a major focus is laid on the identification and assessment of cascading effects, as well as the assessment and mitigation of cyber-attacks in utility networks and smart grids.

Agenda

Experts from the field of security and risk management will cover research results and novel approaches currently under development in these EU projects. The speakers are coming from Lancaster University, University of Passau, Fraunhofer AISEC and the University of Piraeus Research Center as well as from the Austrian Institute of Technology.

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Registration

The attendance of the workshop is free of charge.
For organizational reasons, please register until October 26th 2015 using the following registration form 

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Workshop on Novel Approaches to Risk and Security Management for Utility Providers and Critical Infrastructures

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On 2nd November 2015 experts from academia and industry from different European countries had the opportunity to discuss about new approaches towards the security and risk assessment for utility providers in a very fruitful workshop hosted by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the HyRiM project consortium.

The approaches presented at the workshop have been developed in the course of current research activities of three major European Union projects in the FP7 and the CIPS programme; i.e. HyRiM, SPARKS and MEDUSA. These projects are covering specific issues in connection with utility providers and utility networks in general, and specifically in areas of smart grids and the port’s supply chain. Therein, a major focus is laid on the identification and assessment of cascading effects, as well as the assessment and mitigation of cyber-attacks in utility networks and smart grids.

Except of the presentations, the participants had the opportunity to discuss with a panel consisting of academia and industry experts about future challenges and potential threats in connection with utility providers and critical infrastructures. One major issue was the importance of organisational aspects and the human factor for the security and risk management.

During the workshop and the official dinner the attendees had the chance to exchange further ideas and discuss possible future collaborations among research projects in order to bring risk and security management on a higher level.

Further Information

For additional information about the projects please visit the following webpages:

Additional contact: Stefan Schauer, HyRiM technical coordinator, Stefan.schauer@ait.ac.at

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Workshop Introduction
Interpreting, Preempting and Misunderstandings of Risk
HyRiM Project Overview
Threat Awareness for Critical Infrastructures
Mathematical Models for Risk Assessment in Utility Networks
Using Vulnerable Hosts to Assess Cyber Security Risk in Critical Infrastructures
Human and Organizational Aspects in Critical Infrastructures
Smartphone-based Surveillance
SPARKS Project Introduction
SPARKS threat analysis using Attack Trees and Semantic Threat Graphs
MEDUSA Tool for Assessing Physical and Cyber Risks in Ports’ Supply Chain Services