Securing the Electric Grid

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Led by Dr.Saad Malik
Corporate Security and Compliance Officer

Date: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023

Time: USA 06:00 am To 07:00 am EDT

UK 11:00 am To 12:00 pm

UAE 03:00 pm To 04:00 pm

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About Special Interest Group

Goals and Objectives

The objective of this Special Interest Group is to bring together industry, academia, and technology providers to understand the cyber threat and how guidelines from regulatory organizations can serve as a starting point for the stakeholders to defend against cyber-attacks. We meet once a month to educate and enable our members from electric power generation, transmission, and distribution organizations to identify and protect their cyber assets so they can detect, respond, and recover from cyber threats. We invite academia so they can understand the challenges facing the industry and create solutions to address them. We invite technology providers to share with us the solutions they have already developed that our members can use to defend themselves.

  • Review of last month’s activities
  • Discussion : NEPRA Compliance Requirement
    • Policy, Process and Procedures (SoPs) : Fist Steps to Final Signoff.
  • Plans for next month
    • Setting up Security Operations Centre (SOC) : Roles and Job Descriptions
    • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testings (VAPT)
Who should become a member
  • ​​​​​​Electric Industry professionals – Engineers, Scientists, Operators, Managers – responsible for securing assets
  • Technology providers including  information and operational technology professionals
  • Faculty and students from Academia interested in the IT aspects of Electric Power Industry
  • Entrepreneurs interested in building new solutions to defend against cyber threats