Event Details


Over the years IPPAI has been a front runner in conceptualizing and providing exceptional and timely training courses in cyber security, to better equip individuals with training and skill development available only from experts and in the field of cyber security. IPPAI has received outstanding feedback from the last 3 courses, bringing together policymakers & key players providing them a platform to share their knowledge and skillsets. This program is arranged by world-class speakers and faculties. Some notable experts were from the Central and State Electricity Regulatory Commissions, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, and Central Electricity Authority besides sector specialists. While participants were from companies in the business of generation, transmission, distribution, load despatch, Grid control, etc besides Electricity Regulatory Commissions, Public Sector Units, including Coal India, ONGC Tripura Power Generation Company, Power Grid Corporation of India, besides large and small scale generators, including NTPC, Adani, JSW, Essar, CESC, Maruti Suzuki, GACL, Greenmint Power and JK White Cement; industry including Tata Steel, Tata Sponge Iron, state distribution companies, SLDCs, and transmission companies.

The upcoming training course on Cyber Security Certification Course will include simulations and case studies that will give the participants practical experience in preventing, spotting, ring-fencing Cyber attacks and shall be spearheaded by Dr. Pramod Deo, former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) along with Dr. Faruk Kazi, Dean- Research, Development and Consultancy VJTI,along with cheif guest from CEA and MOP, Mr. Shailendra Fuloria, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Mr. P K Agarwal, Former Director and CISO POSOCO Ltd, Mr. V P Raja, Frmr. Chairman, MERC. , Mr. B. B. Mehta, Director SLDC, IT & Telecom, Odisha Power Trans Corpo Ltd.

This course gives you an in-depth understanding on Cyber Security, its importance, and projected functions in our tech-forward world, as well as tools, to better understand the influence and effect it has in the Energy Sector. In addition, it will also discuss regulations for cyber-attack and the role of regulators in supporting and sanctioning cyber security. It will also showcase various case studies and workshop simulations to prepare you for handling potential challenges and scenarios likely to transpire.

Highlights of the course are given below:

  • The Workshop shall adopt a case-study approach based on recent cyberattacks on the energy sector to teach the participants how to spot malware and what action should be taken to identify, isolate, recover and normalize security.
  • Introduction to cybersecurity in the Energy sector.
  • Regulations for Cyber Attack and the role of regulators in supporting and sanctioning cyber security.
  • Case Studies on Cyber kill chain, Black Energy 3, Security in Smart Meters, Security in distributed renewable infrastructure.

The course should be attended by Generation companies, Transmission companies, Distribution companies, consumers, load dispatch centers, Smart meter stakeholders, Network service providers, and the policymakers.

Delegate Fees:

Single delegate Fee INR 49,000 includes: (Single occupancy room for the participant )

  • Accommodation for 3 nights ( No extra room charges for the accompanying spouse. Only INR 1500 per day for F&B)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, cocktails, and dinner
  • Airport Pick up and drop from (Belgaum airport)
  • Free Wi-Fi to all the members

Double occupancy Fee INR 79,000 includes: ( 2 Participants sharing the room)

  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Breakfast, Lunch, cocktails and dinner
  • Airport Pick up and drop from (Belgaum airport)
  • Free Wi- Fi to all the members


24thJune, 4.00 – 7.00pm

Opening Session - Introduction


  • 09:30 -- 10:15 Overall issues of cyber security in the power sector - Mr. VP Raja
  • 10:15 -- 11:00 Objectives of the course, plan forward, hearing from the participants - Mr. MAKP Singh
  • 11:00 -- 12:00 Introduction to Cybersecurity in the power sector and challenges to electrical engineers in the cyber space (and for CISO)- Mr. PK Agarwal
  • 12:00 -- 12:30 The role of the regulatory commission in understanding and provisioning budgets for cyber security in the power sector - Dr.Pramod Deo
  • 12:30 -- 13:30 Vulnerabilities in ICS & SCADA Systems – Dr. Faruk Kazi
  • 13.30 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 -- 15:30 Case Study 1: Cyber Kill-chain, Black Energy 3, ICS attack simulation. Dr.Faruk Kazi, Mr.Gulrez & Team
  • 15:45 - 16:45 Case Study 2: Security in smart meters/AMI Infrastructure - Mr. Shailendra Fuloria
  • Discussions- Lessons Learnt, cyber hygiene, social engineering – Mr. B. B Mehta, Mr. VP Raja, Dr. Deo, Mr. MAKP Singh

26th June

  • 10:00 -- 11:00 Case Study 3: Was Mumbai grid failure a cyber incident? What were the lessons learned & What can be done with Chinese products in the power system since they are the cheapest and unreliable? Mr. PK Agarwal
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Case Study 4: An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet Worm Attack on Iranian Nuclear Facilities - Mr. Shailendra Fuloria
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Workshop on simulation of a cyber-attack – recovering and normalizing operations- Dr.Faruk Kazi
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 -- 15:30 Cybersecurity regulatory framework and new CEA guidelines on cybersecurity – Mr. MAKP Singh
  • 15:30 – 16:30 The technological landscape for securing critical energy infrastructures - Mr. B.B Mehta
  • 16:30 -- 17:30 Open discussion, closing notes, and next steps - Mr. VP Raja, Dr. Deo, Mr. Harry Dhaul

27th Jun

Guest Departure & Check Out


Mr. M A K P Singh

Dr. Pramod Dev
Former Chairman, CERC

Mr. V.P. Raja
Fmr. Chairman, MERC

Dr. Faruk Kazi
Dean- Research, Development and Consultancy VJTI

Dr. Shailendra Fuloria
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Mr. P K Agarwal
Former Director and CISO POSOCO Ltd

Mr. B B Mehta
Director [SLDC, IT & Telecom] Odisha Power Transmission Corp Ltd

Mr. Harry Dhaul
Director General, Independent Power Producers Association of India


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