By Antoine Rizk, VP of Vertical Markets, Axway
I’m presenting at the upcoming NextSec event for young professionals in London on Friday, March 7th. Created and led by KPMG, NextSec’s goals include:
- Enabling networking for, and driving the active participation and collaboration of, junior cybersecurity professionals from a wide variety of industries.
- Facilitating educational events, seminars, and workshops by industry experts who have a passion for preparing the next generation of the IT security workforce.
This year’s event will focus on energy-sector security, with presenters and sponsors from major U.K. players like BP and the National Grid.
This year, the U.K. — affirming their position at the forefront of smart grids — will begin deploying over 50 million smart meters to households and enterprises nationwide. These smart grids will yield a five-thousand-fold explosion of data flows, all of which must be properly secured, monitored, and governed to avoid the disastrous effects of consumer data loss.
During my presentation, I’ll introduce the concept of an API gateway and its three levels of security; describe ways we can use an API gateway to secure data flows in the energy sector; and explain how Essent, a major utility provider in Holland, uses an API gateway to secure all the data flows entering and exiting their organization.
I look forward to exploring these concepts with you later this week. Please pose any questions by tweeting me at @Antoine_Rizk1, and I’ll work my answers into Friday’s presentation!