We were unaware of some of the cybersecurity risks N-Sentinel Monitoring identified and guided us in fixing, said Jason Peterson, Director of IT and Broadband Services, Carthage Water & Electric Plant and an MPUA member.
MPUA identified several other benefits to improving their own cybersecurity vigilance in addition to continuous monitoring, timely identification and remediation of malicious cyber activity.
Also, MPUA aggregates power purchase for over 60 cities, handling over $400M annually.
As a JAA, MPUA electric utilities have the added benefit of access to various programs and expertise that adds value.
An example is a recent cybersecurity breach that occurred at one of the MPUA municipal power utilities.
As part of the Initiative, MPUA evaluated multiple cybersecurity solutions for threat monitoring.