In our highly interconnected and digital world, the ability to deliver reliable power – and maintain a reliable energy infrastructure – requires robust cyber security capabilities. The IESO is leading Ontario’s efforts to boost cyber-protection through collaboration, establishing partnerships and enhancing information exchange and analysis.
The IESO’s Role in Cyber Security
Situational Awareness: We gather near real-time cyber security insights on significant electricity sector notices and events.
Information Exchange: We maintain a 24/7 Security Operations Centre, a centralized hub that facilitates collaboration with our sector partners.
Reliability: We take action to reduce the likelihood of electricity grid disruptions caused by cyber security threats.
Best Practices: We develop and share best practices with the broader North American electricity sector.
Gathering Cyber Security Awareness
Lighthouse is an information-sharing service for transmitters and distributors that is designed to raise awareness of cyber security threats and enable more timely action and responses.