Franky Thrasher, Senior Cyber Security Expert & Information Systems Security Officer at ENGIE, will share his end user experience in securing globally distributed critical infrastructure at one of the world’s leading energy companies.
With more than 150,000 employees worldwide and revenues in excess of €69 billion, ENGIE understands how global companies can sometimes have much diversified complex models.
If you run a micro grid in Antarctica, A Hydro plant in the Rainforest and or gas fired power plants in Europe and LNG fleets worldwide are you facing the same challenges? Is any given standard applicable across your business? Is any technology applicable? Is your threat landscape modified according to your geographical location?
Thrasher will share his end user experience based on three different aspects;
Governance and regulations: - Examples of corporate policies that are either not applicable across the company due to regulatory constraints, or even local sensibilities. The talk will also explain how policies and governance practices can be adapted to a complex business model in global energy utility.
Technology: Examples of technology will be provided that have been implemented that were not as viable in different ICS environments, demonstrating that while magic “technology” boxes are useful, a completely different outlook is needed when deploying solutions on a global scale and across different business models. Thrasher will explain a remote connectivity system solution developed internally because a market product to fullfil the challenges ENGIE faced globally could not be found.
Geo politics in cyber security: How is your risk affected when you have assets in the Middle East? In Turkey? In South America? Sometimes data is not allowed outside the country sometimes technology is deemed illegal. What are some of the cultural issues you can run into? How does a conflict between two countries you have assets in affect your business? What happens when you are not allowed to do security testing across borders. This talk will also give to the point examples of issues experienced when doing cybersecurity across the globe.