Cybersecurity for Centralized and Distributed Power Generation at ISAGEN

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Keywords

Cybersecurity, centralize electric power control, power generation cybersecurity, industrial cybersecurity, critical infrastructure cybersecurity, ISO/IEC 27002

Abstract

This paper presents the answer to the cybersecurity challenges faced by the centralization of the electric power generation control in the second company of this type in Colombia. Likewise, it describes the main cybersecurity practices that were investigated, analyzed and implemented to establish and maintain a safe environment for operations, which allow facing the risks of cyberattacks on this essential service to the society. It presents the methodologies and technical measures that should have been considered in the different stages of the project to prevent cyberattacks from being effective, to identify them in a timely manner and to achieve the resilience of the supervision and control systems that were used and tested in this environment. It also shows how these results were used as a contribution to the evolution of Colombian national electric sector regulations on the subject and how they can serve as a basis for improvements
to regulation and cybersecurity for other agents in the electricity sector in the country and the region.

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