The Smart Grid brings two different technologies and cultures together: the world of operational technology (OT) with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and the world of enterprise IT. At the same time, hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of smart meters will be connected via advanced metering infrastructures (AMIs) in order to constantly process real time information from consumers. Inherent threats from open standard based IP networks increase the vulnerability of the Smart Grid to cyber attacks. The electrical grid is critical to modern life, so there is a lot of pressure on power utilities to focus on critical infrastructure protection. However, there are other issues that also need to be addressed thoroughly.
Symantec supports utilities and their ecosystem partners in their secure transition to the Smart Grid.
- IT Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Securing SCADA systems
- Managing and securing Smart Meters
- Embedding security with data
- Controlling the data explosion