Cyber Security Solutions

The energy sector continues to see increases in cyber-attacks and incidents against critical infrastructure, and more specifically the distribution side of the grid in the medium to low voltage operations. The growing interconnectivity, distribution (i.e., with DER) and automation of substations and grid edge applications provides a versatile and highly scalable (thus profitable) attack surface.  Over the last years, criminal and state-sponsored adversaries have become more knowledgeable with operational technology (OT) environments, launching bolder as well as more sophisticated and targeted attacks.

Security made simple in the energy distribution space

Grid operators and solution providers need to ensure there is reliable end-to-end visibility in their operational technology to protect the grid. Moreover, they must verify to authorities that they comply with the growing number of cyber security and resilience requirements defined in standards and regulations.

Landis+Gyr, together with the long-standing OT experts of our subsidiary Rhebo, is developing and offering security solutions that cover the entire grid from the central OT to the substation, to the head-end systems and grid edge devices.

Protecting critical infrastructure is a continuous and constantly evolving battle, one that is critical for everyone and needs to be addressed now. Landis+Gyr, with its solutions and offerings, is your trusted partner and comrade in the cyber security fight.   

This is how Landis+Gyr secures your grid

OT Security

  • Full OT visibility on all OT assets and communication
  • Immediate detection of known vulnerabilities on hardware and software components
  • Real-time notification of suspicious activities and technical anomalies within the OT

Head-End Security

  • Real-time detection of any attacks and tampering attempts on your HES
  • Real-time detection of any compromises within your advanced metering infrastructure
  • Immediate availability of all details concerning the suspicious activity that might lead to a security incident

Grid Edge Security

  • Expand the industrial cyber visibility to the edge
  • Detect and stop attacks at the edge
  • Protect the IoT fleet as well as central control systems from grid edge cyber attacks

OT Security

The Landis+Gyr OT Security offering provides companies with a powerful network-based intrusion detection system specifically designed for OT environments. The tried-and-tested OT monitoring with anomaly detection developed by the Landis+Gyr company Rhebo gives operators and security managers full OT visibility, immediate detection and real-time notification. This enables your company to prevent the disruption of industrial processes as well as to mitigate cyber attackes fast and targeted. Landis+Gyr also supports you in bridging the prevailing skills gap by operating the OT Security solution as a managed service for you.

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Head-End Security 

Taking our experience in protecting 300+ utilities with managing and securing their HES, Landis+Gyr’s Head-End Security offering ensures your head-end system is operating safe, secure and always available. The Head-End Security offering facilitates continuous security monitoring with state-of-the-art anomaly detection. Moreover, our Head-End Security solutions is run by the Landis+Gyr security team, so you don’t have to build your own OT security team upfront. This enables you to act quickly, minimize impact and stop attacks in time, so your smart meter management is not affected.

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Grid Edge Security

For attackers, the grid edge creates hundreds of millions of potential access points into local and national power grids. Landis+Gyr and Rhebo have developed an edge-based security solution that provides security monitoring with anomaly detection and security automation directly on the edge device. The edge-based security solution protects the fleet and central systems from lateral movement, threat propagation and spill-over. The OS-agnostic solution can be integrated by vendors of grid edge devices with little effort. We are already addressing vendors to expand their products’ security posture at the edge.

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Resource library for more in-depth information

NERC CIP compliance in electrical substations

Learn in our ebook, about the vital role that network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) play in enhancing NERC CIP compliance within electrical substations. We also showcase the advantages and functionalities by which our NIDS enables an efficient defense in- depth cybersecurity strategy in OT networks.
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Ensuring cyber security in substations

With reference to the established MITRE ATT&CK® for ICS framework, we explain the risk posed by lack of visibility in substation control systems (SCS) and showcase examples that explain in detail the sequence of professional, targeted attacks. Learn more about a strategy for establishing end-to-end operational visibility and real-time threat detection to improve the cyber resilience and ensure the reliability, safety and revenue of substation operations.

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Solution Brief OT Security

The dedicated ICS monitoring with anomaly & intrusion detection of our OT Security solution ensures both OT visibility and the continuous screening of the OT communication for security-relevant events.
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Solution Brief Head-End Security

The security solution is a dedicated, centralized and easy security monitoring and threat detection solution for Head End Systems. It continuously monitors incoming network communications and configuration changes without requiring changes to the network or devices.

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This is how Landis+Gyr secures its own products and applications

Landis+Gyr has always embedded security as a foundational part of its solutions. Our products and solutions are built for strong protection via industry standard encryption, validation techniques, regular security reviews and updates as well as secure cloud environments. Additionally, Landis+Gyr can add network security monitoring to deliver additional visibility and control across the entire network.


Security Policy Development and Review

The electrical markets – and the distribution space in particular – are seeing an increase of new cyber security requirements and legislations, worldwide. Building on top of our core security solutions, and of more than 120 years of experience in the electrical sector, Landis+Gyr offers multiple options for customers to develop, enhance and validate their cyber security strategy and compliance for their electrical grid. Landis+Gyr is a trusted partner to assist your compliance and OT teams to:

  • understanding and contextualize new security legislations and standards,
  • find the right technology, and comply with the evolving requirements.