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Smart Grid Cybersecurity: Q&A With Andy Bochman

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3500 utilities — With 3,500 different utility producers within the US electric grid and no common thread for technology implementation the entire grid is largely maintained by the theory of “security through obscurity.” NERC and more important the CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) working group has worked hard to build some of these standards but also as rotation of new equipment that confirm they adhere to standards.

This is a great Q&A with Andy Bochman, one of the energy industry’s top cybersecurity experts, has been saying for a long time that the utility industry and its regulators need to add cybersecurity to the list of long-established categories of risk — safety, reliability and financial security among them — that they attend to every day.


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