Asset Management Cybersecurity Trends in the Utility Industry
- Apr 28, 2020 4:45 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2020-04 - Cybersecurity, click here for more
It’s difficult to design a cybersecurity strategy if you don’t know what you’re protecting. And yet, the utility industry has been taking this approach for many years. It’s not unusual for utilities to be unaware of potential risks present on their generation, transmission, and distribution networks. Outdated systems that have been abandoned in place, for example, may still reside on a network and be vulnerable to exploitation. What utilities don’t know about their systems and networks, in other words, actually can hurt them. That’s why the key to effective cybersecurity planning is asset management.
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