Without ever-increasing digitalisation, the energy transition would not be possible. However, it also makes the energy system more complex. This opens up numerous additional paths for cyber attacks, which are becoming more and more professional. Such attacks have already led to outages in energy supply in several countries.
Frequently, cyber -attacks are not initially identified as such: the staff in the system control centre goes about their routine work. All of a sudden, some initial unusual events occur, then the electricity grid breaks down. It becomes clear only after some time has passed that the power outage is not due to technical problems, but that someone has hacked into the system. Cyber security training therefore focuses on prevention and early detection of attacks.