Ministry of Power notifies guidelines for the Cyber Security in Power Sector.


The Ministry of Power on 7th October 2021 has framed Guideline on Cyber Security in Power Sector to be adhered by all Power Sector utilities to create cyber-secure ecosystem.

The Guideline have been issued with the objective of creating a cyber secure ecosystem.  It lays down a cyber assurance framework and strengthens the regulatory framework, puts in place mechanisms for security threat early warning, vulnerability management and response to security threats, securing remote operations and services, protection and resilience of critical information infrastructure, reducing cyber supply chain risks, encouraging use of open standards, promotion of research and development in cyber security, human resource development in the domain of Cyber Security, Developing effective public private partnerships and information sharing and cooperation.

The Guideline is applicable to all Responsible Entities as well as System Integrators, Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers/Vendors, Service Providers, IT Hardware and Software OEMs engaged in the Indian Power Supply System for protection of Control Systems for System Operation and Operation Management, Communication System and Secondary Automation and Tele control technologies.

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