Industries / Energy

Data in the Energy sector

Traditional energy technologies are seamlessly weaving into the fabric of modern digital technologies. They create a more interconnected and efficient energy system. This fusion drives the sector forward and allows consumers to use convenient services to manage their energy consumption.

However, riding the wave of digitalisation comes with its set of challenges. The increased reliance on digital platforms exposes the energy infrastructure to cyber threats and potential breaches, creating risks to both the stability of energy supply and consumer data privacy. The interconnected nature of electricity grids and gas pipelines, stretching beyond EU borders, adds another layer of complexity. A problem in one region can start a chain reaction, causing blackouts or shortages in distant areas.

Today, legacy energy systems coexist with cutting-edge technologies. However, many legacy components lack even basic cybersecurity protection mechanisms. Today legacy systems integrate with state-of-the-art automation tools, connected grid infrastructure appliances, and end-user Internet of Things devices. Operators must ensure this integration while maintaining resilience against cyber threats to stay compliant with regulations such as NIS2 adopted in the European Union.

Case Studies

Dwelve into the case studies below to find out how technology vendors and equipment manufacturers can tackle the challenges above and how they can collaborate without the risk for cyberattacks and privacy breaches.