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Protecting telemetry data of power grids | Cossack Labs

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Case Critical infrastructure Industrial

Protecting telemetry data in state-wide critical infrastructure network

Industry

  • Power grid operator

  • Critical infrastructure

Technology stack

  • Telemetry hardware

  • IEC-104 compliant meters

  • TSO Central Dispatch system

Regulations

  • Internal security policies and IEC standards

Technology requirements

Secure data flow

Data availability

SCADA integration

Challenges

Legacy

Telemetry security

No direct communication

Unavailable cellular networks

Solution

Products and services involved

Acra, <span class="font-normal">a database security suite</span>

Acra, a database security suite

Acra's cryptographic design allows to separate encryption and decryption to different parts of the system while storing data in encrypted format and providing easy-to-maintain key managements procedures.

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Themis, <span class="font-normal">a cross-platform crypto library</span>

Themis, a cross-platform crypto library

We used cryptographic library Themis as a building block for transport layer encryption on application level, relying on its interoperability among required platforms and OSs.

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Security advisory and security engineering

Security advisory and security engineering

We've designed telemetry data protection system, assisted with its integration and support.

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Results and outcomes

Integrating data protection into legacy system

Updating legacy systems to comply with data security regulations is a laborious process. We already worked with state-owned TSOs, ICS/SCADA systems, and can help you too.

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