Workshop IT-Security in Power Plants (8th VGB European Generators Workshop)21 November 2012 at VGB, Essen, Germany
Hackers seizing control of pumps in waterworks, cyber attacks using malware such as Stuxnet, Flame etc., and hacker groups à la anonymous shutting down websites: media reports on the threats of the internet show how serious the situation is. And the problem really is growing. We have reached a point where around 100,000 new variants of malicious software are emerging every day. This means that the number has doubled within a year. Without the internet, not only the economy, but also both public and private lives are crippled. Ninety percent of attacks are successfully repelled by sensibly maintained IT systems. While responsibility for this lies on the one hand with the company and service providers, the users must also play their part. New fields of business such as intelligent power supply networks can only function if the providers and customers are able to rely on secure solutions. The provision of security using firewalls is at most a basic level of protection. Over and above this, companies need to understand how IT attacks work. One thing is clear: we are dealing with organised crime, professional economic espionage, and well coordinated hacktivists. In order to guarantee the most comprehensive protection possible, we require better networking between business interests and public authorities. Open dialogue is decisive in providing the most comprehensive analysis possible of the threat level and in ensuring appropriate protection. The VGB workshop on “IT Security in Power Plants” will analyse the situation and introduce the various precautions.
Registrations are requested by using the attached registration form. The registration is binding and will be confirmed after receipt. The number of participants is limited to 60 persons. Please send it to:
Date and time:
The workshop starts at 09:00 a.m. and ends at approx. 03:45 p.m. on 21 November 2012.
The participation fee for the workshop is 95 €. The program, the presentations for download, coffee, soft drinks and lunch are included. The workshop language is English.
Please send us your registration until 02 November 2012 at the latest. Cancellations are accepted only in written form.
For an accommodation you may book a room at:
Best Western Hotel Ypsilon Essen
Price: 95 EUR (incl. buffet)
Please book the rooms until 09 October 2012 by mentioning the room block code: IT-WS.