Targeted attacks against industrial control systems (ICS) and manufacturing systems increased by 2,000% in 2019, often involving nation states using ransomware to damage critical systems. Protecting these systems against cyber attacks is more challenging than ever as organizations embrace a model that combines traditional IT practices with the latest smart technologies.
IEC61850 is an international standard defining communication protocols for intelligent electronic devices at electrical substations. The IEC61850 standard features protocols for data modelling, data storing, and security, among other communication measures. This panel will discuss how they have implemented and adapted IEC61850 into their companies and the how they overcame initial challenges related to implementing new policy.