Energy systems are becoming smarter, more integrated, and more challenging to tackle from a cyber security perspective.
A mix of old or proprietary technology coupled with cloud enabled systems can be quite a dangerous recipe. IT and OT domains are converging, and we mustn’t get inadvertently caught out.
Luckily, our experts have decades of experience working with smart energy technologies; and we can help vendors to put the right security features and controls in place before their products get deployed in critical infrastructure environments.
A good example of this is the work CyTAL continues to do in smart metering. Our team has been instrumental in nurturing the development of the CPA scheme over the years and has worked on several CPA assignments for smart metering equipment vendors and other industry bodies.
Fundamentally, anything that enables or controls the flow of energy is always going to be a target.
As the world becomes more reliant on smart energy technologies for heating, lighting and transport it doesn’t take much to disrupt the balance.
Interfaces between products and systems have never been so important to protect and this is where CyTAL really leads the way.
Our advanced security software allows vendors and end-users to assess such interfaces, prioritise previously unknown security issues and then tackle them before they become exposed to the outside world.