Terranova at the Energy7
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Terranova is proud to announce its participation at Energy7, the 7th International Symposium on Energy.

Energy7 aims to provide a comprehensive view of the upcoming energy challenges and to gather the best solutions offered by the different sectors from a global perspective.

The topics to be covered include fossil fuels and many other forms of renewable energy, but will also deal with environmental issues, energy efficiency, security, energy policy and the economy, etc.

In particular, Terranova has been invited to present its project, performed in collaboration with the University of Pisa, dealing with Risk Assessment and Management in a speech entitled “Assessing and Managing ICT Risk for Smart Distribution Networks”. The presentation will be given by engineer Lucio Machetti, Terranova R&D Manager.

The collaboration with the University of Pisa was fruit of the need to develop safer applications, mainly with reference to those products potentially exposed to security risks. To this end, Terranova agreed to have its ICT components and its own installation of its product for the Smart Metering, TAMM, undergo a Haruspex Vulnerability Assessment survey. The suite Haruspex has been developed by the University of Pisa with the aim to identify vulnerabilities and possible risks inherent to gas distribution plant management.

During that collaboration has been addressed also the problem posed by remote management of the shut-off valve that cuts off gas supply for a user or group of users.

The speech will focus on the results of this collaboration, thanks to which Terranova has developed safe solutions by adopting the production standard of the GDPR (the EU General Data Protection Regulation) that will, as of May 25, 2018, impose certain Europe-wide safety criteria for personal data, requiring organizations and companies to prove (and, in most cases, document) how they meet the principles of data protection during business transactions.

In sum, therefore, the GDPR requires companies to adopt an enterprise-wide strategy for the management of the information life cycle.

For further information on GDPR click here