Traditional information technology (IT) and utility “operations technology” (OT) are different. There are many techniques and mitigation strategies that can be inherited from IT, but ultimately the best defense against OT cyber-attacks requires a thorough understanding of power delivery operations. Availability of critical systems is of utmost importance.
P&D brings deep domain knowledge in power delivery technologies along with how critical computer and communication assets need to be protected from outside influence. Our experts recommend industry best practices, adherence to established NERC CIP standards, and practical ways to change the culture of the organization away from “cybersecurity is nothing but a hassle,” to “cybersecurity is crucial for meeting the reliability promise to our customers.”
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