The end-to-end approach to securing critical smart grid assets
Smart grid infrastructure can increase a utility's security challenges. When deploying smart grid technologies, utilities need a way to balance risk mitigation and compliance with emerging security standards. Gridstream security is engineered to secure critical systems and assets today, while building upon an open, tested architecture that will remain effective and compliant in the future.
Gridstream security takes an end-to-end approach to security that adopts encryption strategies pioneered for the financial services industry to protect operation and availability of advanced metering systems — from the meter through the network to the head-end server.
Standards for smart grid security continue to evolve. Landis+Gyr is actively involved in the Cyber Security Working Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the AMI-SEC Task Force. In addition, the evaluation of existing cyber security standards, such as NERC CIP, for applicability to smart grid deployments helps position the Gridstream solution for future compliance.
Landis+Gyr partners with leading security firms to implement and test components before the are deployed. Some of these partners include industry-leading vendors such as RSA, SafeNet, Lockheed Martin and IBM.