A workshop on cyber security in the energy sector took place in Vienna on 17 September 2019, organised by the Energy Community Secretariat. The workshop, which brought together more than 40 participants from the ministries, regulatory bodies and operators of critical electricity and gas infrastructures across the Energy Community, was dedicated to presenting the preliminary results of a study on cyber security.
The study, commissioned by the Secretariat, is dedicated to assessing the state of cyber security in the energy domain in the Contracting Parties and proposing recommendations to improve cooperation and compliance with EU regulations. The preliminary findings indicate that current cyber security policies lack sufficient focus on the energy sector as well as cross-border and regional cooperation.
The workshop also featured an extensive presentation of the applicable framework and best practices in the EU, criteria for identification of large-scale cyb security incidents and design of national cyber security action plans of the Energy Community Contracting Parties.
The Energy Community is an international organisation that brings together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market. Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia are Contracting Parties, and Armenia is an observer.