SIRRIS – Wind Energy Summit “Cybersecurity”, 29.6.2022, Brussels, Belgium


With the growing number of offshore wind turbines, the construction of interconnection points and an offshore energy island, the importance of cybersecurity for this critical infrastructure will also grow. Cybersecurity in the energy sector is already an important topic in the current geopolitical context.

During this seminar cybersecurity experts will tell you all about the importance of cybersecurity for developers and operators, while also zooming in on how the entire value chain of an offshore wind farm (e.g. suppliers of all kinds of sensor equipment, software, drones, etc.) needs to pay attention to this topic in view of new standards and developments in the sector.


Full programme

10.00 Welcome coffee & registration

10.30 ‘Introduction & setting the scene’ - Pieter Jan Jordaens (Program Manager on & offshore wind), Sirris

10.45 Duo presentation - Patrick Coomans & Tatiana Galibus, Sirris:

          How to do a successful hack in wind industry?

          Are you breached: 5 most critical signs of cyberattack in wind industry

          Are you secure enough: questions and answer about cyberattacks in wind industry

11.30 ‘Industrial Control Systems Security (OT) for Offshore’ - Kurt Callewaert (Valorisation Manager Digital

          Transformation - Head of Research Applied Computer Science), Howest

12.00 Lunch Break 

13.30 'How to start a security roadmap in critical infrastructure' - Thomas Heyman, Principal security         

           consultant, Toreon

14.00 'Practical vision and solutions for cybersecurity in offshore windfarms' - Bart Van den Bossche (Division

           Manager Renewables & Industry), e-BO enterprises

15.00 ‘Lessons learned traject cybersecurity?’ - Harold Veldkamp, TKI Wind Op Zee

16.00-17.00 Networking drink


Further information and registration