The Electric Sector is at Risk. Are You Prepared?

January 18, 2023

Securing the Connected World

As the U.S. electric sector continues to be an attractive target for cyberattacks, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) continues to advance the security, reliability, and resiliency of energy infrastructure. Despite these efforts, cybersecurity threats continue to evolve.

In a recent Industrial Cyber article, Network Perception’s CEO & Co-Founder Robin Berthier described the key drivers of improving cybersecurity in the wake of recent threats.

“We are still seeing important gaps related to network visibility and verifying that networks are correctly segmented. A key driver for organizations in 2023 will be to understand that they not only have to monitor network traffic in their operational technology networks, but they also have to model what their network is capable of.”

“Important investments have been made to protect the U.S. electric grid from cybersecurity attacks,” Robin Berthier, CEO and co-founder at Network Perception, told Industrial Cyber.

  • First, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has launched the Shields Up program to reduce exposure, adopt best practices, and increase resiliency.
  • Second, the North American Electrical Reliability Corporation (NERC) has been enforcing risk-based cybersecurity compliance standards to ensure that critical cyber assets are not directly connected to untrusted networks,” he added.

In the wake of recent threats, the recommendations are for electric utilities to continuously verify their network segmentation and to conduct frequent exercises to prepare for cyber incidents.

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Read the full article by Industrial Cyber