As a passionate champion for secure-by-design power grid systems, I’ve been part of WG15, the group defining IEC 62351 standards to enable such systems, for years.
If you’d like to learn about the future of cyber security for electric utilities, I urge you to read this article. It also provides a sneak peek into our related (and groundbreaking!) talk about power system security at Black Hat USA 2019.
MENDRISIO, Switzerland, January 17, 2017 – Nozomi Networks, the pioneer in cyber security and operational visibility for industrial control systems (ICS) and other Members of the International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 57 Working Group 15 (IEC TC 57 WG15) met today in Lugano, Switzerland, for the first of three WG15 meetings in 2017. The working group is responsible for developing end-to-end cyber security standards for power system communications protocols.
To help counter the growing concern about cyberattacks aiming to disrupt power systems, industrial experts have been working together in WG15. This group, part of IEC, is defining the standards known as IEC 62351, for secure-by-design power grids.
As a member of WG 15 since 2015, I thought it might be helpful to inform you about these standards and provide an update on their status.
Malicious hackers are threatening public safety all over the world. Cyberattacks could cut off the supply of electricity to hospitals, homes, schools and factories. A loss of electricity would also have heavy implications for other vital services.
To learn why secure-by-design power system are essential to cyber resiliency, read on.
Billions of IoT devices are used in the industrial sector and threat actors are quickly evolving new malware focused on them. Don’t miss this analysis of the SBIDIOT IoT malware to learn how it communicates with targets and what types of commands it supports. Includes IOCs.