More than ever today we cannot live without energy. No telecommunications, no internet, no air conditioning, no central heat, no…. Cities would go dark and cold or hot. Lot of people would starve and freeze or overheat, consequences of a blackout will be disruptive

In energy distribution there is a lot of pressure to drive maximum operational efficiency, increase reliability and at the same time reduce costs, this calls for high degree of automation and convergence of IT and OT

Information Technology (IT) traditionally refers to areas like supply chain, asset management, finance etc, while Operation Technology (OT) is essential to control processes and monitor physical equipment

Today all cyber security systems must cover both IT and OT standards, though it may be in different domains, though the attack’s surface is considerably bigger