The proliferation of connected devices across the enterprise has driven many IT managers to rethink their cybersecurity approach to account for connected infrastructure at all levels of the network. More connected devices means a greater potential surface area for hackers to exploit, making it imperative that these entry points be considered as part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy.
One emerging area that should be considered as IT managers take a fresh look at cybersecurity is connected power. Earlier in 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Department of Energy issued guidance for network-connected uninterruptible power system (UPS) devices, advising users to “…mitigate attacks against their UPS devices, which provide emergency power in a variety of applications when normal power sources are lost.”
In this article, we’ll look at some of the advantages of network-connected UPSs for IT managers while examining steps these managers can take to protect devices from cyberattacks.
Why connected power?
The need for network-connected UPSs may not be immediately apparent for some IT professionals, but the reality is that communicating UPSs provide enormous benefits.
These devices, which support critical infrastructure by serving as a bridge to generator power in the event of an outage,