A modern utility incorporates shared infrastructure, third-party products and platforms, legacy and advanced IT systems. Such a heterogeneous landscape requires a security and safety-first approach to business.
Review our perspective on cyber security to know how your utility can adopt a proactive and preventive approach by ensuring new devices have built-in security features. Your legacy infrastructure needs to be insulated from breaches and tested for vulnerabilities at regular intervals. Give your utility a robust disaster recovery mechanism to ensure that the service is up and running quickly after a security breach. A disparate utility network can maintain cyber hygiene only by cultivating cyber discipline across the workforce and the partner ecosystem. Make regular training in best practices, sensitization, and awareness campaigns a business imperative.