Prepare for cyber threats targeting utilities and power company critical infrastructure

June 2011
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Prepare for cyber threats targeting utilities and power company critical infrastructure

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As energy, utilities and power companies increase their use of technologies like smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and modern control systems, cyber attacks and malware threats increase. Companies that understand cyber threats will be in the best position to defeat them.

As energy, utilities and power companies increase their use of innovative technologies such as smart grid, advanced metering infrastructure, and modern control systems, cyber threats and their associated risks grow. This paper Getting real about cyber threats: Where are you headed? examines the cost of a security breach beyond data loss or service disruption and outlines the elements of a mature cyber security program to protect critical infrastructure against the continuous threat of compromise.