Gary Kinghorn is the Marketing Director at Tempered Networks. Gary's fields of expertise include datacenter networking, SDN, virtual stuff, and cloud. He is the author of the book "SDN for Dummies".
Distribution systems are increasingly operated with monitoring and control technologies that have traditionally been air-gapped from IT networks and the internet in general, making them generally impervious to remote attacks and vulnerabilities. But that no longer is the case. These are legacy systems, frequently unmanaged, or unpatched, sometimes running in remote locations or lights out operations. But it is not difficult to secure that infrastructure, we already see many electrical utilities and regional energy cooperatives taking steps to improve their risk profile and security processes.18 August 2021