Tendencias y Estudios / Digitalización

Power Sector Dependency on Time Service: attacks against time sensitive services

This publication describes the threats against energy providers’ services which depend on the availability of precise timing and communication networks. It provides a typical architecture which supports the time measurement service.

Then it describes the threats as well as the attacks against the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, availability) of the service and it provides a set of mitigation measures. Finally, it concludes with some recommendations to technology vendors and energy operators.