PRESSING CONCERNS FOR UTILITY COMPANIES
Utility companies keep our worlds turning. They make sure the power’s on and the water’s flowing, all while maintaining public safety. With a pressure to cut costs and a rise of threats to network security, the risk of disruption runs high. Utilities must be more responsive to customers, prepare for emergencies and disasters, comply with changing regulations and secure their assets— all while preserving safety in the field, their facilities and the community.
40% – INCREASE IN CYBER ATTACKS AGAINST THE ENERGY SECTOR1
$10 BILLION – IMPACT OF THE LARGEST BLACKOUT IN NE U.S. 5
67% – COMPANIES WITH ONE OR MORE COMPRISING SECURITY CAUSING THE DISRUPTION
78% – LIKELY ATTACK ON SCADA OR ICS SYSTEMS IN THE NEXT 24 MONTHS
OVERCOME CHALLENGES WITH MISSION CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS
Energy provisioning is being consumerized as customers embrace green technologies like solar panels and electric cars. Beyond renewables, our online experience provides an added ease of switching energy providers with just a click. In less than five years, 20 percent of electric energy must be renewable for U.S. government agencies, the country’s largest consumer. Utilities that don’t comply pay serious fines. What’s more, the frequency and severity of droughts, heat waves, storms and natural disasters burden further.
That’s why mission critical communications are imperative. The ASTRO® 25 radio network is equipped to handle the full scope of daily operations and unimaginable disasters. It empowers utilities with greater safety and efficiency, while delivering the continuity of service their customers expect.
UTILITIES TRUST MOTOROLA COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS FROM COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS TO TRANSFORM OPERATIONS
From the water plant to the power line, at the office or the substation, Motorola communication solutions from Communications Electronics instill efficiency, productivity and safety in the most difficult conditions and demanding environments. Companies worldwide are transforming the way they interoperate with the world’s leading mission critical communications platform, ASTRO 25, and our expertly-integrated solutions, systems, applications, accessories and services. Connect your personnel, facilities and equipment together to help operations run more efficiently and safely, control infrastructure, and reduce risks and costs.
- 2014 Energy Market Review, Willis
- “Cyber Attacks Up By 60 Percent At Water Utilities,” Water Online, December 10, 2013
- Critical Infrastructure: Security Preparedness and Maturity, Ponemon Institute and Unisys, 2014
- Presidential Memorandum – Federal Leadership on Energy Management, www.whitehouse.gov, 2013
- “Facing the Heat,” Electricity Today, September/October 2014
Motorola MOTOTRBO communication solutions help you reach personnel anywhere they go, improve safety and security, keep every department connected, improve response times, maximize your investment and meet budgets cost-effectively. With offices in Timonium and Jessup, MD and Fairfax, VA serving Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Communications Electronics can help. Contact us today for more information.