Utility Cyber Security Hampered by Standards, Vendors, Industry Culture

Utility vendors must be more attentive to, and utilities must demand in their RFPs and RFIs, stronger cyber security technologies, Ward said. “We’re seeing solutions today that have default passwords that are embedded in code,” a cyber security risk that utilities must mitigate.

“There is little or no cybersecurity in the devices utilities deploy,” Patrick Miller, President and CEO of utility security group EnergySec said. “The vendors have come a long way but it is still not a pretty picture.”

via Utility Cyber Security Hampered by Standards, Vendors, Industry Culture ~ DigitalCrazyTown.

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