Securing the Energy & Utility Infrastructure across all endpoints
All over the world, significant resources have been heavily invested in “smart” initiatives to transform the Energy and Utility sector into a digital, intelligent, innovative and sustainable ecosystem, and this process will continue for the next several decades.
As energy infrastructures are a fundamental resource for today’s way of life, they need to be extremely secure against different types of cyber-attacks.
Today’s energy and utility networks are highly connected infrastructures that play a pivotal role in the delivery of critical services. It consists of thousands of connected endpoints, such as power generation facilities, energy providers, and other players in the energy and utility market, including smart metering and smart grid devices.
As the energy and utility sectors are key components and a part of each country’s critical infrastructure, they are highly vulnerable to an attack.
Sabotage, manipulation, blackmailing, and the threat of a partial or complete blackout are all risks posed by a connected environment that is not sufficiently protected. Furthermore, the data these networks generate, collect, use, exchange, and store can fall victim to cybercrime. As a result, they must ensure that the data accessed, used, and exchanged is impossible to be accessed by unauthorized parties.
Preventing these threats necessitates the adoption of appropriate cybersecurity solutions that provide the highest levels of protection for all endpoints and data.