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Digitalization in Energy: Case Study on "Cyber Resilience of Critical Energy Infrastructure"


Digitalization is gaining more and more attention as a way to support and complement the energy transition process. Digitalization entails the use of digital technologies for existing processes, as it helps address existing challenges in new ways.

While using an integrated energy system with intelligent connected devices has many advantages, it also causes challenges. One of these challenges is the increased surface of attack and thus the related cybersecurity risk.

The UNECE Task Force on Digitalization in Energy has researched extensively the theoretical aspects related to cyber resiliency, while also generating practical considerations and policy recommendations, as well as suggestions to businesses and operators. In this case study, an example of a cyberattack on the energy system is explored in more detail along with its consequences.