India Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines for Power Sector

The Indian Government’s Power Ministry and the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) recently released cybersecurity guidelines to enhance the power sector’s cybersecurity readiness. It is the first time that cybersecurity guidelines are created for the sector.

CEA, under the “Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019”, framed the guidelines. Moreover, all power sector utilities must comply with the new regulations.

The guideline lays out a cyber assurance frame. It also strengthens the regulatory framework and implements various mechanisms for security threat early warning, vulnerability management, and response to security threats. Additionally, it helps secure remote operations and services.

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Source: Trend Micro