Securing Devices in Advanced Metering Infrastructures

January 8, 2020

Smart grid managers and Head End System (HES) vendors depend on data to drive their business. Receiving and analyzing accurate data from grid endpoints - the smart meters - is the main element that determines business success. Their customers, Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMI) managers, then use this data for crucial processes: monitoring energy demand and production, load shifting to maintain a persistent grid balance at all times and billing customers. Each tiny bit of data is the starting point for monetization and asset management and it must be accurate and trusted in order to keep power flowing.

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NTT Com Security

The digital landscape creates great opportunity, but with this opportunity comes new risk: that the data and systems we rely upon will be compromised in ways that are increasingly difficult to detect or defend against. At NTT Com Security, we put information security and risk management in context enabling our customers to grasp new business opportunities without constraints. Our choice of consulting services, managed security services and technology solutions leaves our customers to focus on their business while we focus on managing risk. Organisations across all sectors trust our people to identify and evaluate the value of their information assets – and benefit from our collective industry know-how and technical excellence built over 20 years of working with leading Fortune 500 organisations.

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