In May 2020, the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission had a targeted stakeholder consultation for a priority list for the development of network codes and guidelines on electricity for the period 2020-2023 and on gas for 2020 (and beyond). In the consultation, they asked stakeholders to provide input on the need and adequate scope of new electricity network codes on cyber security.
ENCS considers a network code on cyber security as an important regulation to protect the internal market for electricity against cyber-attacks. This can be done by:
- Ensuring that each party sufficiently mitigates risks to the common electricity grid
- Protecting information shared between parties in the market
- Set up means to detect and respond to cross-border cyber security incidents
- Establishing a process to define minimum security requirements for products, systems, and services