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Are local distribution grids lagging in cybersecurity? 

To read the full article in Greentech Media, click here.

PA's Justin Lowe, cybersecurity expert, is quoted in an article in Greentech Media. The article examines the ways in which utility companies are assessing and addressing the cybersecurity risks on local distribution grids.

Commenting on this, Justin stated: “The standard addresses the most critical assets of the BES, but a lot of utilities haven’t been looking as hard at the rest of their grids, leaving key areas of the grid unprotected.”

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Justin offered some final thoughts on the topic, commenting: <“State utility commissions are starting to look at what’s escaping NERC CIP. Utilities should be getting ahead of the curve on distribution grids and getting their strategic plan in place. Otherwise you’ll just be constantly playing catch-up and have difficulty keeping pace with the rising security threats."

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