On the importance of cyber-security training for multi-vector energy distribution system operators

Vozikis, Dimitrios and Dara, Eleni and Kuusk, Tanel and Kavallieros, Dimitris and Reintam, Aare and Bellekens, Xavier; Volkamer, Melanie and Wressnegger, Christian, eds. (2020) On the importance of cyber-security training for multi-vector energy distribution system operators. In: ARES Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. ACM Press, New York. ISBN 978-1-4503-8833-7

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    Abstract

    Multi-vector Energy Distribution Systems (EDS) are increasingly connected to provide new services to consumers and Distribution Network Operators (DNO). This exponential growth in connectivity, while beneficial, tremendously increases the attack surface of critical infrastructures, demonstrating a clear need for energy operator cyber-security training. This paper highlights the cyber-security challenges faced by EDS operators as well as the impact a successful cyber-attack could have on the grid. Finally, training needs are contextualised through cyber-attack examples.