Onapsis White Paper

Five Security Considerations for Utility Companies

Utility companies, whether they are responsible for the delivery of electricity, gas, or water, need to focus on ensuring reliability, resiliency, and maintaining security for systems and data. And with so many regulatory and compliance considerations, business application security can be daunting for security and IT teams.So let’s start with five key considerations to ensure the protection of business-critical applications like SAP and Oracle while undergoing business modernization projects.

Examples include:

  • How designation as critical infrastructure adds compliance complexity to modernization projects

  • How modernization projects then expand the utility industry’s attack surface leading to an increase in incidents

  • How customized applications reduce operational cost, but resource-constrained teams need tools for secure development