Does your company understand the value of IT security?


Are you confident that your IT systems are robust enough and won’t be breached or fail at a critical time? Have you measured the impact of several what if scenarios such as a security breach or possible impact on your data or customers?
I’ve included an interesting article below – illustrating how utilities are struggling to address IT security issues.

The study, which was based on a survey of 291 IT and IT security practitioners in utilities and energy companies, revealed that more than three quarters of the companies admitted to having suffered at least one data breach over the last 12 months. Furthermore, almost 70 percent feel that a data breach is very likely or likely to occur over the next 12 months.

Read the full article here

So how can you get the practical tips and insights to ensure your infrastructure is secure before you go live?
Join us at Smart Metering UK and Ireland 2011, perfectly placed for you to discuss the technical requirements, the shape of the DCC and get first hand insights into security, privacy and managing the customer from high level industry experts  representing RWE npower, E.ON, British Gas, Consumer Focus, ERA, Cable and Wireless, BEAMA. View the conference agenda here.

Additionally, Elster will present a half day pre-conference master class on Wednesday June 1st, specifically focusing on securing your metering infrastructure, understanding data privacy, guaranteeing the integrity of data and mitigating cyber attacks. The master class is FREE of charge for pre-registered conference delegates only.

Space is strictly limited so register today!

Smart Metering UK & Ireland 2011 is the UK’s only smart metering event with a session run by DECC itself and the only one that focuses exclusively on the UK – for a full 2 days.  It’s the UK’s largest smart metering exhibition and the only UK conference with over 100 utility professionals, reps from all the big 6 and more than 250 metering professionals overall.

To guarantee high level networking we have a restricted number of places for specific areas to ensure a cross-section and seniority of departments. With places filling up fast book now and save a further €350 – valid until the 2nd May only.
P.S. Learn best practice infrastructure security at our dedicated session to avoid costly mistakes!