As Grid Modernization evolves utilities’ real-time operations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of electric supply, the required connectivity from generator to the grid edge results in an increasing likelihood of a cyber or physical attack or a combination of both at the same time. In 2017, 600 utility professionals named cybersecurity and physical security as the most pressing concerns for their company, according to Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey.

With these ongoing Grid Modernization efforts utilities must also prepare their real-time operations to detect, respond, and recover from evolving cyber and physical threats to both mitigate security risks and efficiently comply with applicable standards across a myriad of new technologies and devices that operate beyond traditional utility infrastructure boundaries all the way to the consumer at the grid edge. How are utilities approaching cybersecurity and compliance for their real-time operations given the technology transformation in the industry? This infographic will explore:

  • The influence of Grid Modernization on cybersecurity and compliance
  • The status of cybersecurity and compliance efforts for real-time operations
  • The challenges facing utilities with cybersecurity and compliance for real-time operations