Energy delivery worldwide is undergoing disruptive change with unprecedented levels of funding, motivation, and international coordination aiming toward modernized, clean, secure supply and delivery. This transition depends upon a mix of distributed, decentralized, and centralized resources working in concert, meaning enhanced communications and control across the board. Cybersecurity and resource interdependency of this influx of distributed and connected systems is not a new concern. Geopolitical tensions along with significant criminal activities mean choices being made on energy delivery now, without equivalently strategic choices on security, could bring a catastrophic failure. Failure not just of the immediate energy delivery, but in the long-term transition to cleaner generation.
Dr. Emma Stewart is Chief Power Grid Scientist and Research Strategist at Idaho National Laboratory. She is one of the speakers at the international Industrial Security Conference 13-14-15 November in Copenhagen.
At the conference, Emma Stewart’s presentation considers tools and solutions, with a discussion on how to evaluate distributed energy risk effectively and appropriately along with the challenges customers, energy providers and operators are facing in the new digitalized energy infrastructure era.
Robby from mnemonic invited Emma for a chat to learn more about her presentation. Watch the podcast below.