In the latest episode of the 'OT Security Made Simple podcast' , Klaus Mochalski, founder and CEO of Rhebo, sits down with Todd Wiedman, Chief Security Officer of Landis+Gyr, to cover a range of topics, shedding light on the evolving challenges and solutions within the realm of AMI security.
The IEC 62443 family of standards is an old acquaintance to most security managers for industrial systems. For more than ten years, it has been considered THE standard for industrial cybersecurity. It also serves as a "horizontal standard" offering a sector-agnostic baseline for industrial cybersecurity, upon which sector-specific requirements, e.g. for the energy sector, could be added by industry experts. In this blog we explore its implications for the energy sector.
The utility industry is facing new and evolving security threats in the modern era of operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) convergence. Geopolitical turmoil and changes in the workforce have further complicated the security landscape for utilities. As a result, it is becoming increasingly important to secure advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems.
Ransomware attacks are the number one cyber risk for utilities and critical infrastructure worldwide. Detecting malicious activities during the preparation phase of an attack to prevent disruption and spreading is at the heart of any cybersecurity strategy.
For several years, the combination of system integration, the smart grid and the legacy of outdated industrial control systems have been presenting new cyber security challenges for energy infrastructures. These problems are reflected in the 10 most common anomalies identified in energy companies' operational technology (OT) networks in 2022.
We spent the final week of November at Frankfurt attending Enlit Europe 2022, a major European energy event following COP27 focused on stories of people, projects, and technologies driving the energy transition. From the various conversations, hub sessions and summit keynotes and panels we take a lot of learnings back with us. Here is a quick snapshot of our top takeaways.