The IEC is co-organizing the Vienna Cyber Security Week, a high-level conference on the theme of “Protecting Critical Infrastructure”. The event is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 11 to 15 March 2019.
The five day conference brings together over 700 national and international stakeholders in critical infrastructure to exchange insights and best practices for digital system protection, as well as to build confidence and enhance awareness of risks. Over the course of the week, more than 100 experts will discuss a range of topics, including the role of international standards in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection strategies, as well as exchanging information about promising new technologies.
Keynote speakers include the Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Thomas Greminger, and IEC General Secretary Frans Vreeswijk. Other distinguished speakers include the leading international cyber security experts Eyal Adar, from Israel, and Moreno Carullo, from Switzerland.
Mr. Adar Eyal is a member of IEC CAB (Conformity Assessment Board) cybersecurity working group 17. He is the CEO and founder of WCK.
Mr. Carullo is a member of IEC Technical Committee 57/Working Group 15, where he works actively to shape cyber security standards for power system communication protocols. He is the Chief Technical Officer and founder of Nozomi Networks.
IEC Standards cater to the protection of information technology (IT), covering such things as cloud services and data management — an example is the ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards developed by the joint technical committee (JTC1) set up with ISO. They also cover the operational technology used in critical infrastructure.
The IEC 62443 series is designed to keep OT systems running in the real world. It can be applied to any industrial environment, including critical infrastructure facilities, such as power utilities or nuclear plants, as well as in the health and transport sectors.
The IECEE (IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) includes a programme that provides certification to Standards within the IEC 62443 series.
The Vienna Cyber Security Week is organized by the Energypact Foundation, the AIT Austrian Institute for Technology GmbH and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Conference co-organizers include IEC and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).