Jonathan Sandham, Smart Networks Manager, ESB Networks

Engerati’s Sophia de Francesco talks to Jonathan Sandham of Irish vertically integrated utility ESB Networks about cybersecurity and cyber resilience.Sandham recommends that utilities accept they will be penetrated at some point and find solutions to combat this threat such as using cryptocurrency technology such as bitcoin for metering and substation traffic. In this interview, Sandham also highlights the biggest threat vector to the energy network - new third party entrants that aren’t bringing the “traditional steadfast approach to security that DSOs have”.

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