The Mission for Cyber Security in Energy
Digital systems are a fundamental part of how electricity and gas are transmitted and distributed and how electricity is generated to supply the homes, businesses and public services needed by everyone. Like any digital system, the risks of cyber attacks are real and require skillful design, implementation and operation to keep the systems resilient. Because energy systems are complex this needs collaboration between the many companies who operate the energy systems, the systems integrators and builders who supply and design them and also government in their policies and cyber security expertise.
This industry-led web site provides a window into the cyber security work of the UK electricity and gas sector to provide a reference point for operators and their suppliers to some key standards and initiatives and also provide pointers on where to find relevant cyber security knowledge and expertise. The site presents information from the perspective of operators and systems vendors and official government policy should be referenced directly from BEIS and NCSC.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
A key measure of success is the industry working with associations, government departments and other sources of knowledge and skill such as academia and other industry sectors. We describe a number of these relationships on this site.
A number of cyber security standards and guidelines have been developed for the energy sector. There are also some more general reference materials which are also of value to those developing their cyber security programme or providing services or systems to the industry, We feature those that we have found to be the key standards or guidance sources.
Cyber security consultancies and solutions vendors have been focusing effort on challenges and technologies in the energy sector. We aim to feature a number of solutions of particular interest that have helpful industry case studies. If you have relevant and innovative case studies then please make contact.