Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Workshop Alert: ENISA Flexing Grid Security Muscles in Brussels

This announcement, from the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) hit my inbox earlier today and you might like to see it, especially if you are based in Europe (or would like a reason to visit). I reduced it down for your more rapid consumption:
  • Title: Workshop on “Security Certification of Smart Grid Components”
  • When: June 27, 2012
  • Where: Rue de la Loi, 130-1040 - Bruxelles (that's Brussels, Belgium, for you non Euro types)
  • Who (should attend): Participants and speakers of the workshop would be national certification authorities, EU officials, hardware and software manufacturers, energy service providers and certification laboratories from EU and US
  • Organizers: ENISA in cooperation with the European Commission
  • For details and to register, click HERE
The stated objectives of the workshop are to:
  • Support the Member States in better understanding the challenges of the Smart Grid component certification process 
  • Contribute in the harmonization of different certification policies followed by the Member States 
  • Invite Member States to present their national certification schemes and private sector to present their views on the matter 
  • Debate about the possible steps to take, at national and EU level, to speed up the secure introduction of Smart Grids
Sounds somewhat akin to IEC 62443 2-4. Perhaps there's some overlap or potential to leverage existing work. Anyway, if you've got something to contribute, or a desire to learn, go if you can ... and don't skip the mussels.