Physical-Cyber Security Convergence to Safeguard the Grid from Complex Threats
Protecting the electric grid and associated critical assets and systems from both cyber and physical attacks urgently needs attention.
Utilities are allocating large budgets for security with no relief in sight from the myriad of threats that range from external intrusion, cyberattacks like Black Energy, to Insider Threat from compromised employees or contractors. The sheer number of security automation tools are leading to dashboard fatigue requiring security professionals to look at too many screens while they are scrambling to manually connect the dots to identify the attacks.
In this session learn how IT-OT-Physical Security Convergence can enable capabilities that the GSOC (Global Security Operations Center) can leverage to detect, identify and then respond to unfolding incidents. Uncover new technologies that will deliver a common operating platform for security practitioners that features predictive risk analytics and machine learning to detect anomalies and respond a lot faster to complex threats from multiple sources that combine cyber and physical threats.
Attendees will learn about:
What are the known threats to the power grid in North America and how can a utility’s security department better mitigate risk?
What current technologies are utilities using to deter, detect, and delay physical threats to their corporate, transmission, and generation sites?
Why are Utilities spending more and more on Security and Compliance and yet the number of incidents continue to grow?
How can you identify, isolate, and respond to complex threats that extend beyond just the cyber domain?
Is it possible to consolidate alerts and events on a single "super dashboard"? Will that help me categorize alerts and help reduce false positives?
Can I leverage predictive risk analytics to connect the dots faster to address unfolding incidents that could lead to operational disruption?