Cyber exercises for operators in the industry sector was piloted

The scope of JYVSECTEC’s cyber exercise activities expands to also cover industrial automation environments. As part of the the cyber exercise arranged at JAMK on 15–16 February 2017, the Finnish national electricity transmission grid operator Fingrid Oyj and power grid company Elenia Oy piloted a new cyber security exercise targeted at operators in the industry sector.

A fictional road tunnel was modelled in the exercise environment, the traffic control automation of which was operated by Funnel Oy, a company depicted for the purposes of the exercise. Another fictional operator related to the exercise was a power transmission company named Watti Oy. It operates the power supply of the road tunnel maintained by Funnel. Funnel and Watti manage their respective automation environments using state-of-the-art supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems and other IT infrastructure set up for the exercise environment.

The industrial automation systems used in the exercise are integrated as part of the Realistic Global Cyber Environment (RGCE) developed by JYVSECTEC to allow conducting the exercise using realistic attack and defence methods. Further information about the RGCE environment and its function-specific solutions can be found from our latest publication JYVSECTEC Cyber Range.

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