Effective infrastructure security for utilities demands a holistic approach, starting now
Across industries, cyber security threats are becoming increasingly focused on the digital sphere. They more commonly take the form of data breaches and malware, and are occurring with alarming regularity in the financial services, retail, technology and even government sectors.
While, to date, utilities have been largely been spared, the risks grow larger with each sensor, storage device and beyond-the-meter application linked to the grid. These digital connections, which make the grid “smart,” also make it more vulnerable.
With so much riding on the security of the grid, utilities need new solutions to defend the grid from bad actors and quickly recover from a physical or digital attack against the network. Utilities with a holistic response at the ready will have a better chance of keeping threats at bay.
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