Cyber Security in Substations
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Substations must be comprehensively protected against cyber attacks. This requires a security strategy that takes hold on all levels. Such a security concept ranges from digital access monitoring and physical access control to monitoring and detection of suspicious or unauthorized activity in the network.
Our experts for protection technology and IEC 61850 have been dealing with the topic of cyber security in substations since 2011. The requirements here are different from those in the office IT environment. The focus is on monitoring the communication between the individual protection technology devices and the test and engineering PCs within the substation.
This is why special monitoring systems are required here that immediately alert in the event of non-compliant activity in the network.
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StationScout, our system for efficient testing of your substation automation, integrates a firewall that guarantees secure connection between the test PC and the station network.
Testing of station automation systems
StationScout offers a clear overview of the entire system during commissioning and operation. Signals are tracked throughout the entire system, significantly reducing the time required to test the entire control system signalling with the powerful simulation functions. The integrated firewall establishes a secure connection between the test PC and the station network. Read more...1.15 MB
From protection testing to SCADA and communication test
IEC 61850 has meanwhile established itself worldwide as the standard for communication in substations. As a result, the necessity of testing control technology is increasingly becoming the focus of protection tests. With StationScout, OMICRON presents a product that enables a wide range of tests, visualising communication in a completely new way and giving high priority to cyber security at the same time. READ MORE...1.15 MB
Testing Automation and Control
StationScout is a new approach to be used in all phases of the lifecycle of SAS, utilizing the capabilities of the IEC 61850 engineering process and the data available in Substation Configuration Description (SCD) files. It introduces new and more efficient methods to identify potential signals, to recognize communication links and the used IEC 61850 services and to establish a cyber secure connection. Read More...1.15 MB
StationScout - Test Automation and Cyber Security
Testing automation, communication and SCADA takes as much time as testing protection - often more. StationScout simplifies all these tests, significantly reduces the effort required and separates the test PC from the station network with a cyber-secure firewall. Read More...1.15 MB
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