23 Nov. 2021

The major focus of the work was to evaluate the cybersecurity aspects of industrial control systems and intelligent electronic devices (IED) used in smart grid operations and recommend appropriate cybersecurity measures to address identified gaps. To clarify, the interest was in looking at the operational technology side (OT) or the way physical processes are monitored and managed as opposed to the information technology (IT) found in the business parts of IT operations found in office environments. The relevant legal and regulatory environment in France were also consulted during the preparation of this assessment.

The report’s intended audience are decision makers at the Joint Staff. However, it should also be useful to lower level specialists and those tasked with the design and development of cybersecurity and system specifications leading to procurement and implementation of a smart grid solution for an operational military camp.