Yuri G. Rassega

Head of Cyber Security (Group CISO)

Enel – Global Digital Solutions

Cyber Security Risk Management in a global energy company – The Enel case


Short Biography:

Yuri Rassega was appointed Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Enel, multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators (works in 30 countries across 5 continents), in June 2016.

He is in charge of leading all processes of IT&OT&IoT Cyber Security risk management, governance, engineering and operation.

Prior to that, between 2014 and 2016, he was Enel’s Head of the ICT Global Solution Centre AFC, HR and Procurement, and between 2004 and 2014 he headed the Group’s Global ICT Audit Function.

He joined Enel in 2001 as the Head of ICT Function in Enel Hydro SpA.

Before joining Enel, Yuri Rassega served in several responsibilities in the ICT industry and his experience has been developed through a wide range of roles from coding and digital electronic engineering, to consulting, to entrepreneurial and C-level positions.

He began his professional career, very young, in late ‘80s, working on the implementation of many IT solutions in banking sector (for 12 years), including the very early digital financial services.

In early ‘90s he was co-founder of a start-up company providing enhanced ERP solutions to Small and Medium Enterprises market and developing an original full functional remote manageable SCADA / ACS / ICS solution applied to wastewater automated treatment plants, drinking water distribution networks and, afterwards, extended to HVAC plants.

From 1999 to 2001, Yuri Rassega served as the CIO of a private Telco Company (landline phone service and ISP) leading the startup journey from the ‘green-field’ to the scale-up phase.

He takes part as speaker, and/or as panel chairman, and/or as Advisory Board Member in many international conferences on cyber security and wireless communications topics.

He is member of some international institution’s expert working groups.

He is also an inventor, he thought up some digital fraud-detection tools and methods patented in Europe, the USA, and some Latin American countries.

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