The disruptive events in recent years have demonstrated that the resilience of the EU’s energy infrastructure is under threat. Rapid digitalisation and the rise of innovation in the energy sector require further vigilance on the energy infrastructure.
If you are a NRA IT professional or a manager with an interest in cybersecurity, either from a technical or legal angle, then this course is for you. Join us onsite and learn about the latest policy developments in cybersecurity and practical experiences on the technical aspects of cybersecurity risk preparedness in Europe.

11-12 September 2024, Brussels

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Benefits of the Course

This course, designed by leading experts, offers inspiring and effective learning journeys in cybersecurity. Tailored specifically for management-level staff at National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs), it addresses both technical and legal perspectives of cybersecurity, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the field. The course will provide practical sessions and foresee discussions on current threats and new attack vectors as well as how to supervise cybersecurity regulation. 

Who should

• Management-level NRA staff keen on enhancing their cybersecurity knowledge.

• Professionals involved in the technical or legal aspects of cybersecurity within NRAs.

Valuable insights

In-depth discussions during the course will cover:  

  • Current cybersecurity threats;
  • Practical training on cybersecurity;
  • Key findings of Cyber Europe 2024;
  • Future trends in encryption technologies.

Key take-aways

Participants will gain a better understanding of:  

  • The emerging cybersecurity threats;
  • Recognize the implications of algorithmic trading on security;
  • How Cybersecurity exercises and games increase cybersecurity resilience;
  • How to supervise legislation on cybersecurity.

Practical Infos

What's included?

  • CEER Academy Certificate 
  • Real life case studies
  • Hands-on assignments
  • Access to rich materials
  • Group work activities

Fees & Details

  • Format: Onsite
  • Preparation hours: 6
  • Days of training: 2
  • Training hours: 14
  • LEVEL: B
  • Course fees:
    €960 or 2 training credits for members;
    €1,200 for non-members
  • Language: English


CEER Secretariat
Cours Saint-Michel 30a 
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Registration Deadline

30 August 2024

Course Context

Course Context

Course Context

Course Context

Course Context

Course Context

Course Context

Being the energy sector a prime target for cyber threats, CEER continues to organise its annual cybersecurity training session in Brussels.  The course not only covers the latest in security threats and management but also fosters networking among peers, promoting the formation of valuable professional relationships. 

On the first day, participants will be able to take on the role of a manager of an electricity company or a grid operator as part of a role play and thus experience the practical impact of investments in cyber security measures on business success.
What could happen if the energy sector, a critical component of the European economy, has become a prime target for cyber threats? This was the scenario of “Cyber Europe 2024”, this year’s exercise organized by ENISA. Interesting findings will be presented in the training.

The second day of the training will focus on current and future cyber threats. In particular, the risks of algorithmic trading and the dangers of increasing digitalization in the maintenance of grid or production components will be addressed. The question of how legally prescribed cyber security measures can be enforced and the future of encryption will round off the training.

Course Outline

Week 1 (2 – 6 September 2024)
Individual preparation for the course including literature review, reading materials and preparation of course work.  

Week 2
1, 10:00 – 17:00 (CET) on 11 September 2024  

Understanding the possibilities of exercises and games to increase cybersecurity awareness and skills.

Class 1, 09:00 – 16:00 (CET) on 12 September 2024

Understanding actual an emerging cybersecurity threats and the challenges in the implementation of cybersecurity legislations

Learn the essentials of Cybersecurity in Energy


Nicolas Sciboz 

Nicolas Sciboz is a highly skilled cybersecurity specialist at the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission, excelling in IT security audits, risk assessments, and implementing security policies based on NIST standards. Holding a Master of Advanced Studies in Information Security from the University of Geneva and an ISO 27001 Lead Implementer certification, Nicolas's expertise is backed by years of experience in critical cybersecurity roles. His professional journey includes serving as the Head of IT Infrastructure and CISO at the Swiss National Science Foundation, where he led IT security projects, conducted internal audits, and launched security awareness programs. At LMB (Liebherr-Switzerland), he secured SCADA systems for diesel and hydrogen engines in construction machinery and ships as the CISO. In his latest role, Nicolas represented Switzerland as a cybersecurity architect for the Swiss Army's Cyber Command Base within the NATO MCSMA working group. He developed and implemented national cybersecurity strategies, collaborating with international experts to enhance defense mechanisms and safeguard national security. With extensive experience across various sectors and a strategic approach to cybersecurity, Nicolas is an invaluable asset. His commitment to continuous learning and excellence positions him as a leading expert in the field.
Patrick Jones - Course author


Dr. Philippe Mahler is a distinguished expert in the intersection of economics and cybersecurity, with extensive experience in digitalization processes. He studied economics at the Universities of Berne and Lund and earned his doctorate in applied micro-econometrics from the University of Zurich. His career includes consulting roles at Plaut Economics and Polynomics, where he honed his skills in economic analysis and strategic consulting. At the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission (ElCom), Dr. Mahler served as a specialist and deputy head of the Networks and Europe section, with a particular focus on the economic implications of cybersecurity. Currently, as the head of ElCom's Data Analysis and Cybersecurity division, he oversees the continuous development and implementation of cybersecurity measures.

Patrick Jones - Course author

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Training and Programme Coordinator

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