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Cybersecurity Center of Excellence to build security tools for small- and mid-sized electric utilities. (Photo: Sergei Malgavko / Contributor via Getty Images)

Recognizing that the electric utility industry needs an industry-specific response to its cybersecurity challenges, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Siemens Energy plan to develop a Cybersecurity Center of Excellence that will focus on building practical security tools for small- and mid-sized utilities.

Kenneth Carnes, vice president and CISO at NYPA, said many of the smaller utilities across the U.S. don’t have the resources or can't find the skilled cybersecurity pros they need to help defend and protect their operational networks. NYPA and Siemens aim to focus on visibility into OT systems, a longstanding problem for utilities, staff development that’s specific to the utility industry and innovating new products that are based on the special needs of the industry.

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