C3ISP hosted a workshop in London for representatives from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – BEIS and the UK National Cyber Security Centre – NCSC.

The workshop explored cyber risk assessments and the sharing of threat intelligence information across the UK’s evolving Smart Energy Grid.

The workshop was held on July 17th2019 at the Digital Catapult Centre in London and was hosted by C3ISP an EU Horizon 2020 project. The workshop participants explored together a number of specific cyber threat scenarios that could potentially create cyber chain reactions across the cyber eco-system associated with the UK smart grid at various stages of its digital transformation including future state scenarios.

As well as assessing the potential systemic impacts associated with such cyber-attack scenarios the workshop consider the potential mitigation benefits of the sharing of threat intelligence across the public , private stakeholder community forming the UK smart energy grid.

Digital Catapult presented a new approach to Cyber risk in this context which integrates ideas from economics and complexity science into a new approach to understanding dynamic and emergent threats. We worked with and were joined in the workshop by representatives from the Energy Systems Catapult.

Digital Catapult also gave a presentation on the C3ISP project and the potential for exploiting C3ISP Cyber Threat Information sharing capabilities to help mitigate such emergent systemic risks to the Cyber ecosystems of the UK’s Critical National Infrastructures. We then focused in particular to show how C3ISP capabilities could be deployed in the context of the UK Energy Grid ecosystem and the ability for it to form part of a wider collaborative threat intelligence eco-system together with EE-ISAC and NCSC initiatives such as CISP.

The workshop attracted participants with a high level of expertise in the smart energy sector including experts in cyber security from NCSC.