|[October 18, 2012]
Norman AS Continues Cyber Security Awareness Month Video Series With Episode Highlighting the Challenges of Securing the Smart Grid
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
AS, the global leader in threat discovery, malware
forensics and analysis, and industrial control system protection
solutions, today released the third installment of its ongoing video
series, "Inside Network Security: Cybercrime, Malware and Today's
Featuring the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego Gas &
Electric, Jessie Knight, this episode is titled, "It's a Brand New
Utility World." Knight answers probing interview questions about
energy utility security from behind-the-scenes host, Norman AS General
Manager for North America, Darin Andersen.
After overseeing the most successful smart grid deployment in the
country, Knight explores the increased security challenges that go
hand-in-hand with managing new information exchange technologies. With
more than 2.4 million meters deployed in his system, Knight recounts the
transfrmation from the centralized energy utility system of the past to
today's "Islands of activity with different kinds of energy supplies and
different kinds of usages."
In addition to managing digital information to and from third party
providers and suppliers of new energy sources, today's energy facilities
must also communicate usage data with their end-use customers. Knight
describes the importance of managing these relationships with stringent
information security standards to guard against the inevitable threats
and "bad actors."
"Knight accurately describes the complications of securing automated
data supplies," said Andersen. "As smart grid technology enables
enhanced communication, it presents more areas of entry for
cybercriminals. Well-trained cyber security teams and experts like
Knight and are crucial to the protection of our energy utilities."
Norman's video series to promote cyber security awareness will continue
next week. This week's video is available today on the Norman AS YouTube (News - Alert)
channel http://www.youtube.com/watch v=ehbWecYGbq0.
About Norman AS
Founded in Norway in 1984, Norman is a global leader and pioneer in
proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools.
Norman's proactive antimalware solutions, including malware analysis
tools, network security and endpoint protection, are powered by patented
Norman SandBox technology and used by security solutions providers
around the world.
Norman's unified core antimalware protection for clients, servers and
network security are delivered as products and services designed to
protect industrial control systems; and business communications and
resources, including corporate and government networks and applications,
remote employees, branch offices and extranets. Norman's solutions are
available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of global partners.
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