Cybersecurity for Protection and Control Engineers

The large number of substations and their relatively open design cover a wide area for cyber threats in the power grid. Routine testing and maintenance operations by protection and control engineers or external service partners represent an especially vulnerable attack vector in the network and its critical devices. Therefore, secure testing solutions for substation automation and SCADA systems are needed.

Protection and control engineers are involved in many processes of critical infrastructure security – from identifying assets in the substation networks, to installing protection measures, and response processes in case of cyberattacks on the power grid. It is vital that applied cybersecurity solutions like intrusion detection systems (IDS), as required by security regulations, are able to be used by engineers responsible for the protection and automation system. Our cybersecurity systems have been developed to meet the needs of protection and control engineers in energy systems. Enhanced functional security monitoring features help to visualize and diagnose the communication in the substation network.

Solutions

Functional Security Monitoring in Substations

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Functional Security Monitoring in Substations

StationGuard on the RBX1 or MBX1 platform

StationGuard combines cybersecurity and functional monitoring. This allows you to detect cyber threats and attacks, in addition to different types of malfunctions in the substation automation system (SAS). You can monitor the substation network 24/7 to analyze issues later. This includes configuration errors, interoperability issues, time synchronization problems, incorrect communication, and much more.

Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for the Power Grid

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Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for the Power Grid

StationGuard on the RBX1 platform

The intrusion detection system (IDS) StationGuard monitors substation and SCADA networks. The system can be quickly configured by importing engineering files and almost immediately protects your infrastructure against cyber threats. StationGuard identifies suspicious behavior, prohibited actions, and malfunctions in substation and control center networks. It is tailor-made for the needs of power engineers and provides cybersecurity features dedicated to operational technology (OT) in energy systems. A dedicated maintenance mode makes sure that engineering and commissioning activities are only allowed during predefined times.

Cybersecure IEC 61850 Testing

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Cybersecure IEC 61850 Testing

With StationScout and IEDScout on the MBX1 or RBX1 platform, you can test IEC 61850 SCADA and substation automation systems (SAS) with optimum security. The dedicated test sets isolate your PC from the vulnerable substation network and provide you with the performance needed to reliably simulate and test your entire system.

Products for Cybersecurity for Protection and Control Engineers

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StationGuard – Cybersecurity tailor-made for substations

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