ENCS General Assembly 2024: “Community expands, new Assembly Committee appointments”

February 23rd, 2024: On February 15th, 2024, the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), the non-profit that connects critical infrastructure with security experts, held its annual General Assembly at its The Hague office. The ENCS Assembly appointed Gennaro Fiorenza (Head of TLC and Cyber Security Competence Center, Gridspertise, an Enel group affiliate company) as the new Chair of the ENCS Assembly Committee and Ron Wibbelink, Senior Security Advisor at TenneT and Convenor of the ENTSO-E DSO Entity Working Group Network Code on Cyber Security as Assembly Committee member.

ENCS recently announced its first Charge Point Operator, Milence, with multiple electricity and gas grid operators also joining as new members. With new security regulations coming into force in 2024, there is a growing demand for ENCS’ OT security expertise and services. 

In 2023, ENCS made important contributions to the European cybersecurity regulation and standardization efforts for the OT domain, further enforced by the intensified collaboration with ENTSO-E and the DSO Entity. The ENCS assembly set 2024 priorities for the implementation support of the Network Code on Cybersecurity, contributing to CEN/CENELEC work on cybersecurity standards under the Cyber Resilience Act, updating the threat analysis for critical infrastructures and testing OT Intrusion Detection Systems. ENCS will also continue to work on enhancing exercising and testing capabilities under the Horizon 2020 projects e-Fort and COCOON.

Gennaro Fiorenza, the new Chair of the ENCS Assembly Committee, commented:

“With new regulation to be implemented and growing nation state actor threats the need for ENCS expertise is bigger than ever. I am proud to be part of the ENCS community and to contribute to a resilient European grid infrastructure.”

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