India’s ‘smart’ power system up for cyber security audit

NEW DELHI: India is set to see a countrywide cyber security audit of its power distribution and generation system to prevent hacking as state grids and plants increasingly become smarter with large-scale deployment of digital technology.

At last week’s state energy ministers’ conference piloted by Union power minister Piyush Goyal here, all participants agreed to get their power system — down to the plant level — regularly audited by agencies empanelled by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the department of information technology.

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