The transition of the electric power industry toward a smarter grid creates a highly automated Industrial Control System (ICS) network for operators, where almost all processes of information exchange between substation components, communication with external systems, and control of the substation operation are carried out digitally.
The high importance of these substations for the operation of power systems places new and demanding challenges on the network as enhanced, enriched or devices augmented with some form of embedded digital technology, create the potential of increased vulnerability to these digital substations from cyber-attacks.
Some of the cybersecurity methods for securing an ICS network that we go over include:
- Secure Protocols
- Best Practices
- Technology and Trends