The Continuing Gap in Control System Cybersecurity of the Electric Industry
- Apr 28, 2020 3:58 pm GMT
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I helped start the control system cyber security program for the electric industry in 2000 while at the Electric Power Research Institute-EPRI (I left EPRI in 2002). The program was based on three pillars – physical security (”guns, gates, and guards” which already existed), network security (needed to be addressed by the IT community), and control system cyber security (which can only be addressed by the control system community including the electric utilities). The program was about “keeping lights on and water flowing”. Keeping Internet Protocol (routable) networks available was not the ultimate goal.
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