The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) places a high priority on protecting the power grid from cyberattacks and ensuring electric power service reliability for our customers. To that end, LADWP continually works to improve and upgrade its cyber security programs, which guard customers from cyberattacks that could impact their power as well as neighboring utilities that interconnect with our power grid.
LADWP has a variety of physical security measures in place for the critical systems and LADWP trains its employees on detection and recovery methods. LADWP works together with utilities in the western region and national grid to ensure that the most appropriate additional measures are employed to address the ever evolving cyber threats.
LADWP has strict management and cyber security controls in place to protect the systems that control our power grid. These include monitoring systems that automatically detect and issue alarms if any unauthorized changes were to be made to any control system device as well as anti-virus protections. System logs are also continually monitored on a real time basis to identify anomalies or threats. LADWP also conducts annual vulnerability assessments and tests the cyber security incident response plan through realistic simulations conducted by outside, third-party security experts to ensure objectivity and completeness.
LADWP is regularly audited to determine whether the cyber security programs in place meet Federal requirements under the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.
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