Government regulators are serious about utility cybersecurity. Failure to pass a NERC-CIP audit can be an embarrassing and costly experience for a utility. Would you be prepared? Click to learn five steps you can take to boost your confidence level for your next audit.
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Complexity increases and costs soar when network operators upgrade their infrastructure to stay compliant with regulations and ahead of marketplace demand. Siemens gets it and can help utilities keep complexity from creeping in and costs in check.
Improved operational performance through training investments
Waves of technology advances in recent years have transformed our world. It is something to behold. It is also putting enormous pressures on professionals tasked with operating, without fail, critical networks that we all rely on. Learn more about trends in technical training and how Siemens can help.
For operators of critical infrastructure networks, dealing with a cybersecurity threat is inevitable. It’s not a matter of if, but when. There are fortunately several practical steps that can be taken to prevent and mitigate your networks from being compromised.
Leveraging secure remote access for protection controls
Hurricane season is here. Are you ready? If past is prologue, you need to be. That includes ensuring remote access to your utility’s digital substations is tight as a drum - eliminating the need, and safety risks that come with, dispatching crews in the most hazardous of conditions.
People have been constructing walls for millennia to address potential outside threats. It is no different in the Digital Age. Here are three time-tested strategies for protecting your people, processes, technology, and data.
When it comes to ensuring critical infrastructure networks are safely and securely up and running, the differences between IT and OT are much less important than what binds the two together. Here are practical steps that foster the essential collaboration between these two teams.
Everyone wants to be ahead of the curve when it comes to technology and ensuring the safety, security and reliability of their critical systems. Here are five key considerations for decision makers in major utilities to weigh, and act on, based on their technology goals and budgets.
Depending on where you are, you may be thinking that the grass is greener next door. That is likely the case for utility operators stuck in the analog past who aren’t experiencing the benefits of modernization. Learn not only about the benefits of digital substations, but more importantly, about our proven actionable steps to get there.
While ongoing negotiations around infrastructure legislation is garnering lots of attention, there is other big news that utilities need to be aware of. Proposed FERC regulations will likely provide very attractive incentives for cybersecurity enhancements, and should be finalized soon.
There are many components to operationalizing cybersecurity in your organization. There are also different cybersecurity models to consider. It requires hard work, discipline, teamwork and help from experts who bring much needed experience, solutions and services to the table.
What’s in a name? When it comes to RUGGEDCOM, and all that it represents, plenty. Learn why mission critical operators, like utilities, have turned to RUGGEDCOM time and again, for 20-plus years, to help keep their networks up and running and safe, through today’s most challenging situations.
It’s easy to acquire a top-of-the-line industrial communication network when you’re backed by our first-class network components and strong network design expertise. Work directly with us and our certified Solution Partners to help develop a network solution tailored to your needs.
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