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Reference Number NIA_NGET0175
Title Improving cyber security culture within operational areas
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2016
End Date 01 January 2020
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £179,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0175
Objectives This project seeks to demonstrate cyber risks within the operational area can be reduced embedded by changing the cyber security culture within this area. Develop a strategy to improve cyber security culture that will measurably reduce cyber risks in the operational area of National Grid. The strategy will contain key areas of concern along with proposed solutions. Test the strategy by performing a pilot project on a selected area operational area of National Grid, and then review and amend original proposal if necessary.
Abstract The prevailing security culture within an organization may be strongly influenced by unjustified beliefs about what are the objectives of the organizations security policy and about what measures are effective in delivering those objectives. In order to adjust the culture of the organization so that such beliefs can be changed and so provide an environment better suited to delivering the desired security levels of security, the prevailing information security culture in the organization must be analysed and understood EPRSC co-funded project. Research: Review the problem space with key stakeholders in National Grid. Literature review. Review past National Grid security culture change programs. Review how other industry peers manage this problem. Identify what will be needed to develop the strategy and risk metrics. Development: Develop strategy including areas of concern and proposed solutions and review with stakeholders. Identify relevant operational area which can be tested with a pilot project Identify the tests needed to assess the framework to determine its effectiveness at reducing risk. Demonstrate: Trial the strategy, analyse and evaluate the reduction in risk.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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