Why is cyber security important?Digitization is a trend and a fact for power utilities that operate electrical infrastructure. Cyber security threats are real and the infrastructure has various entry points, and may come in different forms (malware / unauthorized access, etc). The impact of a cyber attack can be disastrous to operations. What are the risks for a power utility? Major risks associated with a cyber attack on a power grid include:
Loss of intellectual property and know-how
Loss of reputation
Degradation or even disruption of operation
Breaches of legal or contractual requirements
Loss of safety, loss of life
Leveraging on the practice-proven Smart Grid Compass® methodology, Siemens offers an expert power system cyber security consulting service to support utilities in the development of an individual cyber security strategy to secure the company value and operational business.
What is our expertise?
Holistic approach considering technology, processes and people
Methodology based on the proven Smart Grid Compass method
Best-in-class framework with risk and protection classification
Enabling the transformation of business, processes and cyber secure corporate culture
Domain know how on legal conformance (e.g. implementation of Information Security Management System, ISMS)
What does our consulting service comprise?
Identify current situation and current vulnerabilities
Develop feasible action plan with concrete security measures
Support implementation of security measures
Follow-up guidance and verification of target achievement
Prepare for ISO certification
Sustainable value for power utilitiesIn short, utilities are facing three major challenges regarding cyber security:
Compliance with latest regulation ‒ which is constantly revised,
Keeping technologies and business processes up to date, and foremost,
Sustaining operations despite increasing cyber security threats.
From Siemens PTI’s cyber security consulting power utilities gain:
A clear understanding of the cyber security status within the own organization,
A holistic and structured approach to derive cyber security processes,
Based on proven frameworks, like e.g. the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework,
A consistent cyber security strategy with a viable roadmap, and
Expert guidance to bring the derived strategy to life.
The Siemens overall approach secures sustainable and robust operations for the digital grid of energy utilities.
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