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Author: – ENERIM

In the European electrical power energy systems (EPES), ensuring the integrity and security of critical data is of paramount importance. As EPES embraces digital transformation and interconnected technologies, data encryption emerges as a fundamental pillar for protecting the European power infrastructure from cyber threats.

Data encryption provides an impregnable shield against unauthorized access and tampering, fortifying the resilience of EPES cybersecurity. This ensures that only authorized entities possess the necessary decryption keys to access the data, thwarting potential attacks and maintaining the confidentiality of vital information.

Protection: Encryption shields sensitive data, such as operational insights, customer information, and grid infrastructure details, from falling into the wrong hands.

Compliance: Data encryption aids European EPES in meeting regulatory requirements and adhering to stringent data protection laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Resilience: Encryption enhances the resilience of European EPES against cyber attacks.

Trust: By prioritizing data encryption, European EPES builds trust among customers, industry partners, and the public.

CyberSEAS focuses precisely on these attacks, which not only have the highest potential to disrupt the business continuity of critical elements in energy distribution, but also – and more importantly – cause serious security incidents, with loss of life and substantial damage to infrastructure (including cascading effects) and critical privacy breaches. Visit to know more and follow us in our social media channels to be updated on latest news and get involved.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101020560. Find more about the project here: