Cyber security for the modern grid


Fecha: 12-12-2017

Mitigating risk and anticipating attack vulnerabilities on utility grids and systems are not just about installing technology, but also about understanding risk.


Emerging challenges

Things are evolving fast in the utilities industry to build a modern distribution automation grid.

As the demand for digitized, connected and integrated operations increases across all industries, the challenge for utilities is to provide reliable energy delivery with a focus on efficiency and sustainable sources.

The pressing need to improve the uptime of critical power distribution infrastructure is forcing change. However, as power networks merge and become ‘smarter’, the benefits of improved connectivity also bring greater cyber security risks, threatening to affect progress adversely.