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Cyber Security – Critical Infrastructure Attacks in U.S. threats to the Energy Sector
As reliance on digital technology in the electric grid continues to increase, the security of network assets is more critical than ever. Energy companies and electric utilities have experiences a spike in cyber attacks in the past year. Cyber security is one of the most important policy and technology topics an organization must address. Critical infrastructure for energy and utilities is vital to personal safety, economic growth and national defense. There are new, practical ways to greatly improve the management and execution of enterprise-wide cyber security.
Cyber security is a massive and ever- evolving challenge. To date the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has identified over 60,000 cyber vulnerabilities. And new threats are discovered every day.
Ensuring safe and reliable operation is the fundamental mission of a utility. If controls or communications for grid assets fail, the equipment must continue to operate in a safe, reliable manner, even in non-ideal situations. This is especially important for substations, which are increasingly monitored and managed via remote access.
Attend Next Generation Cyber Security for Utilities, November 16-18, 2016 in Washington, DC to learn new, key and critical issues for the industry and the steps that leading utilities are taking to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks.
Utility company CEOs, CIOs , CSOs, Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers responsible for: