Replacing Fear with Knowledge

Replacing Fear with Knowledge - Standards can be Your Friend

by Steven Kunsman, ABB, USA

Cybersecurity has created fear in our industry and the mentioning of regulatory compliance (e.g. NERC/CIP) can lead to the wrong behavior mainly stemming from the lack of understanding.  The power system information available is essential for advancing system performance, introducing proactive control and improving predictive asset management.  Cybersecurity standards provide the framework and requirements to support compliance. The goal is to find the balance between system reliability while managing the cyber security risk. More

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