Overview

Ensuring that Ontarians have the electricity they need when they need it depends on making the power grid resilient to cyber threats. That’s why addressing the growing number and complexity of these threats is a priority for the sector, and for the IESO, which has implemented a robust, multi-faceted approach to cyber incident detection, response and recovery.

In 2019, as part of its commitment to reducing risks posed by emerging threats, the IESO launched Lighthouse, a situational awareness and information-sharing service for registered utilities and transmitters. Learn more about the establishment of this sector-wide cybersecurity intelligence capability and how Ontario’s electricity sector can benefit from participating.


Partnerships

Addressing the risk environment doesn’t happen by accident – it requires continued and extensive engagement with a wide range of stakeholders. Find out about the partnerships – and relationships – that are critical to strengthening our cybersecurity posture.

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How do we break down silos and thwart cyber threats in their tracks? In a podcast episode recorded earlier this year, Scott Jones, head of the federal Cyber Centre, and the IESO’s Brendan Rogerson address the importance of collaboration in shoring up our cybersecurity defenses.

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Over the last year, the IESO has boosted cyber situational awareness, thanks in part to its alliance with the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (E-ISAC), NERC’s response to the need for world-class analysis and rapid information sharing in the electricity industry.