IISc to partner with Power Grid Corporation to work on cybersecurity challenges

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To create a centre of excellence in cybersecurity for electricity transmission and grid operations, the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), and the Foundation for Science, Innovation, and Development have partnered.

In order to address cybersecurity issues related to power grids, cybersecurity specialists from academia, national research and development labs, and the industry will collaborate at this nodal centre and think tank, according to an IISc release. CMD of Power Grid Corporation According to K Sreekant, cybersecurity is essential in today’s digital world for transmission and grid operations. The creation of effective cybersecurity defences is of utmost importance for preserving a steady supply of electricity. The need of the hour, according to him, is to conduct ongoing, collaborative research involving academia and industry for the creation of cyber resilient systems as well as capacity building.

In order to support research in this field, “POWERGRID is committed to providing financing to the extent of Rs 119.02 crore over the next 10 years and also depute its industry specialists to this institute,” Sreekant stated. PTI HDA HDA RS

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