Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations
Series: O&M, Cybersecurity and the Digital Plant
Cyber security has become an important consideration in the operation of power generation facilities. Many facilities have security requirements from NERC CIP, but most are also concerned about potential threats against their ability to provide reliable power and conduct business. The very real concern of a cyber incident causing lost time or production has caused generation owners/operators to invest in cyber security controls, and the associated cyber maintenance activities to ensure those controls are preventing and detecting potential cyber issues. In the event of a cyber incident, owners want to be prepared to recover and restore their systems to limit impact to their business operations, but also want to ensure they are spending responsibly and investing in activities which have a real and measurable impact in cost and risk reductions. This panel will discuss the practice of Cyber Maintenance, concerns about generation cyber security, and the important regulatory and real-world events shaping this practice. Attendees will benefit from different perspectives from an owner, vendor, incident response, and compliance expert, with an emphasis on the actual environments and concerns of power generation owners and operators.