New working groups on cybersecurity and the electric mine

November 7th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has just launched two new working groups on cybersecurity and the electric mine to create safe and sustainable mines of the future.

The Cybersecurity Working Group aims to help mining stakeholders as they look to design safe, secure, reliable and resilient cybersecurity infrastructure that adheres to regulatory, trust, and privacy best practices. The group will provide guidance for the industry to access and implement existing solutions, be responsive to the priorities of the industry, and look for projects that will benefit from GMG’s open, collaborative principles and processes. The group will work closely with the Mining and Metals Information Sharing Analysis Centre (MM-ISAC) to collaborate on and identify existing projects and prevent duplication.

The Electric Mine Working Group aims to accelerate the advancement and adoption of electric mining technologies in underground and surface contexts. It will cover all-electric technologies that are replacing those that typically use diesel. Key objectives include developing guidelines and sharing information on using and testing electric technologies and designing electric mines. This group will work in parallel with the International Commission on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and their Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative to ensure that the initiatives support each other.

These groups will form a steering committee to refine the scope and objectives and identify early projects.

All those with an interest and experience in the topics are welcome to participate in the groups and join the calls and workshops, and can contact Working Group Coordinator Jennifer Curran.

Contact Jennifer Curran, GMG, jcurran@gmggroup.org

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