Following the news that Xcel and other utility companies increase security operations to guard against cyberattacks by hiring more highly trained security analysts, Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below.
Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:
“In light of increasing cyberthreats on critical infrastructure, the decision of utility companies to increase cyber security through employing more security experts indicates that power companies are taking the rising threat seriously. Indeed, monitoring for cyber threats within utilities is prudent and thankfully new advances in technology, can help ensure infections don’t affect system operations. The advent of real-time ICS monitoring, process anomaly and intrusion detection, combined with tools for timely identification and management of incidents, all offer a means to speed response and minimise the risks of disruptions with faster remediation of incidents. This allows utility companies to more rapidly discover and prevent risks they to these environments before harm is done.”