2018 has been a landmark year for the ENCS training programme, with a packed calendar of industry-leading Red Team – Blue Team training throughout the year, the continuation of the security operations training, several management awareness sessions, and the recent addition of smart grid security architecture training.

To close out the year, ENCS celebrates three successful Red Team – Blue Team training in recent weeks. The first, with ENTSO-E, saw participants from all across Europe from the European transmission system operator (TSO) sector take the training. The second saw major utility Vattenfall and Nuon train 26 employees and, for the third, energy network company Alliander also trained 26 of their people.

Maarten Hoeve, Technology Director at ENCS, says: “It’s been a fantastic year for our training programmes, with further developments and investments in training capabilities by research projects such as ACTSmart. Much of the European DSO and TSO community have participated in our training and we have had new training focusing at various roles within grid operator organisations.   It has been extremely rewarding to see participants take on the topic of security so enthusiastically.

“Next year, we look forward to extending our training programme with crisis response exercises, a secure configuration training for engineers, and advanced incident detection exercises for security operations analysts. 2019 will be even busier for the ENCS training programme!”