Protecting Utilities from Risk - Iain Morton, Tyco Integrated Security


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Iain Morton from Tyco Integrated Security, a solution provider at the marcus evans Distribution Technology & Innovation Summit 2013, provides insight on how the industry can prepare for government standards and compliance.
Interview with: Iain Morton, Vice President Canada, Tyco Integrated Security

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Protecting Utilities from Risk - Iain Morton, Tyco Integrated Security

  1. 1. Protecting Utilities from Risk be achieved through the use of What advice can you give for intelligent analytics, infrared/thermal transmission and distribution cameras and automation software, executives to meet future impending equipment failures and government standards? security breaches can be detected anytime, day or night, at a remote Future government standards will monitoring location. The net effect is require the industry to focus on increased reliability and reduced cost. innovation, advancements in power distribution and compliance. This will The benefits of this technology are that allow for alternative means of power to it supports the North American Electric enter the grid and for the operation of Reliability Corporation Smart Grid vast networks to be more efficient. initiative, remote monitoring of criticalInterview with: Iain Morton, Vice substation components, increase These developments will require thePresident Canada, Tyco Integrated reliability without adding personnel, update of technological and intellectualSecurity Ethernet and wireless connections to a assets in the field to be increased central control room, to verify intrusion and updated. The transfer from or operational transactions with live electromechanical devices to internetDistribution and transmission images on a variety of devices, protocol enabled devices will present aexecutives should carry out a regular temperature sensitive operational number of risks.risk assessment to evaluate potential monitoring, multi-path notificationhazards and vulnerabilities in their processes and it works day or night in A key element in achieving these goalsstrategies, says Iain Morton, Vice any weather. and meeting compliance is the adoptionPresident, Canada, Tyco Integrated of standards. Site management canSecurity. “Risks that may affect the choose the type of protection to beinfrastructure can be avoided byaddressing environmental andaccidental risks that may come from A key installed within an enterprise solution r a t h e r t h a n h a v i n g a s p e c i f ic site-oriented protection model. This newphysical or cyber attacks,” he adds.As a security solution provider at the element approach allows more control and options for monitoring. The return on investment can be measured and riskupcoming marcus evans DistributionTechnology & Innovation Summit2013, in Dallas, Texas, April 22-23, in achieving limited. What role does new technology playMorton shares his views on meetinggovernmental standards to enablealternative means of power to enter the these goals in developing infrastructure? smart gridsmart grid and for more efficientoperations to be manifested. and meeting Technology is a driving force for change throughout the industry. Video solution capabilities under various conditions inHow can utilitiesmanage risk? measure and compliance the field can drive change requirements back to the manufacturers. Changes can be made and any necessary upgradesMany electric power utilities are facedwith an aging infrastructure, risk ofblackouts and brownouts, costly is the implemented. These solutions are designed to beunplanned maintenance, securitythreats to remote facilities, and risingcosts. As part of a government/industry adoption of network friendly, secure, bandwidth efficient and capable of leveraging the continuing advancements of the smartinitiative, utilities are looking for waysto address these issues that willimprove the reliability of electric power standards grid. With focus on critical infrastructure globally, new cost effective technologies are emerging to support the demand fordelivery while reducing costs. This can more efficient equipment.
  2. 2. About the Distribution Technology & Innovation Summit 2013 The Energy Network - marcus evans Summits group delivers This unique forum will take place at The Hotel Intercontinental, Dallas, Texas, April peer-to-peer information on 22-23, 2013. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, strategic matters, professional this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and trends and breakthrough solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. innovations. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly Contact limited. Maria Gregoriou, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 400 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout Tyco Integrated SecurityA business unit of Tyco International Ltd., Tyco Integrated Security is North America’s leading commercial security systemsintegrator, providing security and business optimization services to more than 500,000 customers. Headquartered in Boca Raton,Fla., Tyco Integrated Security has more than 10,000 employees throughout North America.www.tycois.caAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsGeneration Summit - www.generationsummit.comWind Power Summit - www.windpower-summit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: Morton