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.