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Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub

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Automation & Engineering Solutions

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Live Innovation Opportunities

There are a number of programmes identifying the key technology innovation challenges faced by the offshore renewables industry. Solving these challenges will help drive down the cost of offshore renewable energy, with positive effects for the industry and UK economy. Visit our Live Innovation Opportunities page to find out if your technology has the answer.

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Cybersecurity Workshop

With most aspects of our lives becoming ever more digitalised, the issue of cybersecurity has never been more important. The increasing abundance of big data and analytics and our reliance on cyberspace has improved the productivity and efficiency of our energy production but has also left us more vulnerable than ever to cyber-attacks. But what exactly is cybersecurity and how does it relate to offshore renewable energy? This workshop will explore these key themes, among others.

Event Programme

EVENT OPENS                                                        09:30

WIND INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS            09:30 to 11:00 

ORE Catapult Steve Ross – Opening remarks

Vattenfall Richard Nichol – The wind industry perspective – gap analysis findings

National Grid (TBC) – Security and Quality of Supply Standards

Facilitated Discussion – chaired by Andrew Stormonth-Darling

  • Participants share lessons from their own application of NIS regulations at operational wind farms

BREAK                                                                       11:00 to 11:15


Cybsense – Providing the perspective from a cyber expert and introducing the cyber specialists

Pcysys – How a Nation State Attack would be carried out on a Wind Farm and How to Defend

Cyglass – What is lurking on your network

Q&A panel – chaired by Steve Ross 

LUNCH BREAK                                                     12:30 to 13:30


Cato Networks – Sector Specialist – Challenges of secure data transmission, reliability and cost management

Cynet CTO – Defending Nation State Assets from attack (awaiting confirmation on this title)

Q&A panel – chaired by Steve Ross  

BREAK                                                                                                                            14:30 to 14:45

IMPROVING CYBERSECURITY OF THE WIND INDUSTRY?                   14:45 to 16:00

Q&A Panel Chair- Hazel Biggs – KTN Manager Security and Defence and speakers from the day

  • What are the main cyber challenges for the wind industry and how can these be prioritised?
  • How can we learn from cyber experts?

Interactive workshop – challenge framing

  • Articulate the priority cyber challenges for the wind industry from throughout the day
  • How can the Wind DI Forum address these needs – project and activity shaping? 

ORE Catapult wrap up and key take-aways                                                     16:00 Close


The workshop is free for members for our Wind Digital Innovation Forum (up to 3 members, then £450.00 plus VAT per delegate). For Non members it’s £675.00 plus VAT.

To book your place, contact Steve Ross 


Virtually via MS Teams ORPhysically at ORE Catapult's O&M Centre of Excellence, 1st Floor ABP Port Office, Grimsby(COVID-19 and social distancing dependant)


Sign up for the Cyber Security workshop


13/08/2020 - 9:30 am


13/08/2020 - 4:30 pm


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