Mihaela Suciu, DEER: “Digitalization and automation come hand in hand with cyber-attacks; we must ensure continuity of electricity supply and find the best defense solutions”
“Digitalization and automation come together with cyber-attacks, attacks that have diversified, attacks that put us in difficulty and that find their recipients in the areas with the greatest risks, such as the electricity distribution area,” said Mihaela Suciu , DEER General Manager at the Cyber Security in Energy Forum.
“We are at the first edition of this Forum because we, DEER, identified the need to increase cyber security and the need arose due to a problem we had.
When we had the need to identify much better solutions than the ones we have so far, we talked with our colleagues, we thought about what to do because it was clear that we needed solutions and the solution – temporary, is true – it was the organization of a forum, because in this forum we invited actors from the cyber security market and the energy market who will certainly give us the solutions.
Our expectations are that, at the end of this Forum, we, DEER, as well as the other colleagues in the energy market, will leave here with solutions that we can apply. We wish that at the end of this Forum, both those who are here, for reasons of necessity, to identify solutions, and those who come to offer us solutions, to leave as winners.
I want to thank you for accepting our invitation. I am aware that the needs are also great. It is a very important topic in the market. We talk about digitization and automation, but digitization and automation come with cyber-attacks, attacks that have diversified, attacks that put us in difficulty and that find their recipients in the areas of greatest risk, such as the electricity distribution area .
And because our mission, the distributors, is to ensure the continuity of the electricity supply, we also have the mission to identify solutions to ensure the safety of the energy supply and continuity. One of the solutions, as I said, is this forum”.