Electric power generation, transmission and distribution are carried out using different processes, vendors and technologies, but are all subject to a large number of common threats. These include network misconfiguration, device malfunction or misbehavior, insider threats and cyber attacks, such as the ones that affected the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016.
The distributed architecture of electric power transmission and distribution networks, and electric power generation based on renewable sources (hydroelectric, solar and wind) adds additional complexity, as both central and remote sites as well as their communications need to be protected.
With numerous projects in this industry, SecurityMatters has a proven track record of delivering value to electric power companies, providing visibility into their complex heterogeneous environments and detection of all the threats they are subject to. Our solution SilentDefense has successfully identified various networking and operational problems affecting grid operation, as well as intrusions by external attackers.
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