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ST B08: Mitigating security risks in Industrial Control Systems and Smart Meter deployments

Created: 21 Nov 2012 • Updated: 21 Nov 2012
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Protecting a Smart Grid environment is a very complex task. The two different worlds of OT (Operational Technology and IT with their own characteristics converge and open new risks. Because of the many critical points – from Power Generation and Transmission to Distribution and Home Area Networks with Smart Meters, Energy utilities need to think about an early warning system to alert of breakouts and security threats. Understanding the complete risk exposure becomes very critical, especially as many SCADA systems are not allowed to be constantly patched and updated with security software. This requires a completely new thinking about the right security and compliance approach.

With the growing implementations of Smart Meters throughout Europe, securing those devices against vulnerabilities is critical as well. PKI is recognised as the key method to ensure that Smart Meter information, and the sensitive corporate communications infrastructure is protected effectively.
Symantec is well positioned to address the Smart Grid security challenges. Please join this breakout session and learn how our solutions protect your critical infrastructure and also guarantee the privacy of your customers’ information.