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Cyber Security in the Energy Sector

Over the past few decades, cyber security has become a serious concern of banks and large commercial corporations. Many of these corporations have seen large scale breaches that have affected millions of consumers worldwide. Some of these breaches have had long lasting negative effects on the customers and the core business models.


But what about the energy sector? There are considerable numbers of power and energy meters, protective relays, switches and controls in power plants and substations. These devices are used to report on power flow, protect electrical feeders and provide safety controls to apparatus. Many of these were designed years ago, and as such have only basic password protection that could be vulnerable to cyber-attacks causing outages, interrupting service, or even worse, inflicting permanent damage to the power

distribution.


Learn more including the prevention of cyber-attacks here.