- Aug 27, 2021 8:19 pm GMT
The national focus on cyber security has been on data breach including ransomware which is what precipitated the August 25, 2021, White House Cyber security meeting. For IT networks, the focus on data breach is sufficient. However, the real concern for critical infrastructures is not data breach but equipment damage that can cause very extended outages and potentially kill people. Chinese-made grid equipment is widely used in the US electric grid. Backdoors have been found in some of the Chinese-made equipment bypassing all cyber security protections. Securing the electric grid will require a combination of many different approaches including making the economics of buying Chinese-made products less affordable, eliminating use of known Chinese-front companies providing grid equipment and services, addressing networking and engineering issues, changing the scope of the NERC CIPS to focus on the reliability and cyber security of the grid not just routable networks, monitoring the process sensors off-line and in real time, and having engineering participation.
No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.