Where is your enterprise most vulnerable to cyber-threats?
Did you know that 70% of existing energy delivery infrastructure is more than 30 years old? This makes it stress prone, labor intensive, and environmentally risky. So while innovative companies are pushing forward and designing tomorrow’s grid, they must incorporate retrofitting and modernizing the existing grid with interoperability, and similar intelligence, communication, and flexibility attributes.
All this is certainly complex. The sheer number of smart devices required to connect seamlessly and provide the intelligence that makes the grid smarter is staggering. What’s more, each new intelligent device added to the grid represents an entry point for sabotage by hackers and malware. Industry and government recognize that without security, an interconnected grid is a non-starter.
Fortunately, safe and secure partitioning and virtualization on distributed intelligent systems allow multiple operating environments and applications to run securely and perform interrelated and interdependent tasks simultaneously. This brand new white paper explores the technology and practices that are being deployed to address vulnerabilities and sets forth a six-point process for enhancing security in devices and applications for delivering energy.