The US-based provider of data analytics and cyber security software, Utiltyx, and Tata Power Delhi Distribution have established a strategic alliance. The collaboration aims to improve the business' readiness for any cyber security threats and difficulties in the future. By increasing IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) visibility, strengthening Tata Power-DDL's ability to combat cyber threats, and providing reliable & real-time analytics for its distribution grid, the association hopes to better prepare the power distribution infrastructure for threats and expansion in the future.
This gains importance in light of the trojan virus threats against India's power supply infrastructure, particularly from some of the adjacent countries. There have apparently been a few isolated incidents of cyber attacks on India's power supply systems. According to the corporation, this partnership represents a key step towards a smarter, more reliable energy future.
Tata Power-DDL will benefit from the relationship by receiving real-time updates on various cyber-physical system vulnerabilities, and an AI/ML-based threat detection system will assist with proactive network scanning for active threat detection and threat avoidance. The CEO of Tata Power-DDL, Ganesh Srinivasan, stated: As we begin the upgrade to develop utilities of the future, it is vital to create or acquire skills to handle future difficulties and expand upon the opportunities.
"Our tie-up with Utiltyx is to ensure uninterrupted power supply to our consumers by predicting future power demand and mitigating risks through cutting-edge technology," he continued. "Beyond technical aspects of the partnership," he said. The founder and CEO of Utiltyx, Konda Ankireddyapalli, stated: "With this collaboration, we look forward to setting new benchmarks in power distribution and cyber security."