Attacks in cyberspace against entities in the energy and intensive-energy sectors can be very dangerous, because, after all, they can impact on critical infrastructure sites with vital significance to residents, economies, as well as entire countries and regions. The European Commission has long sought to establish a platform of agreement on this matter. Most critical infrastructure sectors have been subjected, in recent years, to spectacular changes, primarily brought about by the application of information technology. The pace of change significantly complicates the analysed risk of potential threats. The ability to process and analyse information on the operation of systems and networks, changes the manner of their management and development. Changes in the energy sector, in which, additional technological factors appear, are especially dynamic. Renewable energy technology is expanding with the help of public policy support, which affects the expansion of distributed energy generation systems. New technologies and the mining extraction of fuels are changing the functioning of raw materials’ transportation. As a result, the energy supply chain is changing. Pressure for change in the energy sector, is also exerted by political and market factors, as well as the regulations they bring about: for example, this includes the need to reduce carbon emissions, consumer protection, expanded competition and increases in the security of supplies from renewable sources, the introduction of solutions increasing the importance of security issues, cyber threats, and the protection of systems against natural disasters and extreme weather events. The complex influence of these various factors, is also evident with the appearance of local policies on the procurement, use, saving and storage of energy at the level of [...]
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We represent the widely understood Central Europe energy sector (electricity generation, distribution and transmission, renewables, gas, oil, heat generation and distribution, chemical industries, etc.), universities and scientific institutions.