Indian Government has constituted CERT to check cybersecurity threat in the power sector. “Government of India, consistent with National Cyber Security Policy, 2013 has created sectoral CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) to mitigate cyber security danger in power systems”, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.
The Centre has used several steps to make power utilities and key stakeholders aware and take precautions against cyber risks. “For cybersecurity in power systems, four sectoral CERTS, CERT (Transmission), CERT (Thermal), CERT (hydro) and CERT (Distribution) have also been formed to organize with power utilities”, the minister said. The kind of stakeholders of Smart Grid has recently been advised to recognize critical facilities and use end-to-end security for data security.
“All utilities have been asked to identify a crucial senior executive as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to acquire the process of strengthening efficiency systems with respect to cyber security and apply an information security management systems as recommended by rules under the IT Act 08…, ” the minister said.