Cybersecurity for Operation Tech Space


The session focuses on practical strategies for improving security of electric utility substations. Topics will include:

  • Creating a secure perimeter
  • Securing remote communication using encrypted virtual private networks (VPNs).
  • Creating firewalls
  • Automating management of relay passwords.
  • Using syslog to report and collect on device and security events
  • Monitoring relay setting changes, remote access, and performance
  • Securing the interior of the LAN with software-defined networking


  • Steve Watt – Senior Program Manager, Communications – Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.