4.20. Cyber resilience in the energy sector: distribution, transmission and digitalization


11.00 - 12.00


Adlon 3

Recording of session 4.20

World Bank / Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

The emergence of distributed energy systems has the potential to offer increased systems resilience if underpinned by adequate cyber security planning. Digitalization of electricity distribution companies including metering infrastructure and their vast amounts of consumer data that they manage, will increase the exposure of the energy sector to data breaches and cyberattacks. As countries scale up new renewable energy generation and seek to modernize transmission infrastructure, cyber preparedness is emerging as a key task for energy stakeholders to adress. Challenges, practices, lessons and solutions from the energy sector provide valuable insights for other sectors (water, transport) and cybersecurity experts in systems resilience.

  • How can the energy sector improve cyber security preparedness across a highly distributed grid?
  • How can countries introduce cyber resilience in their transmission networks as part of ongoing upgrades to SCADA, industrial control systems and substations.
  • How can sector wide assessments deliver diagnostics and roadmaps for cyber resilience?