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White Paper

Reference Blueprint Architecture for Electric Grid Substations

With utilities around the world embracing the ideology of Digital Transformation and adaptation of smart grid technologies, including the inherent vulnerabilities, the rise in malicious cyberattacks against Bulk Energy Systems (BES) are increasing in frequency and sophistication. As utilities work to improve the efficiency and capabilities of the electrical grid through the application of "smarter technologies," malicious actors are working on using these advancements to gain access and adversely affect the physical assets in the generation, transmission, and distribution systems alike. 
In this whitepaper, we will look at the growing concerns the Digital Transformation beings with it and how to address these concerns using the Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls.