Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Michael Toecker

Consulting Engineer at Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Carter Manucy

IT/OT & Cybersecurity Director at Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Sarah Freeman

ICS CyberSecurity Analyst at Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

David Foose

Ovation Security Solutions Program Manager at Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Patrick Miller

Managing Partner at Power Generation Cyber Maintenance Considerations

Learning Objectives

Cyber security has become an important consideration in the operation of power generation facilities. Many facilities have security requirements from NERC CIP, but most are also concerned about potential threats against their ability to provide reliable power and conduct business. The very real concern of a cyber incident causing lost time or production has caused generation owners/operators to invest in cyber security controls, and the associated cyber maintenance activities to ensure those controls are preventing and detecting potential cyber issues. In the event of a cyber incident, owners want to be prepared to recover and restore their systems to limit impact to their business operations, but also want to ensure they are spending responsibly and investing in activities which have a real and measurable impact in cost and risk reductions.