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Substation physical security and resiliency

July 11, 2018

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Advancing transformer physical security with sensors and analytics

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Learn how to protect your most critical assets with this five-step strategy

White paper: Five steps to substation physical security and resiliency

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Physical Security (Part I): 3 strategic elements to protect your assets

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About once every four days, part of the nation's power grid is struck by a cyber or physical attack. 

Our nation's critical infrastructure has over 200,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and thousands of exposed substations and large electric power transformers. While protecting all of this can seem like a monumental task, everyone agrees the most effective way to protect critical infrastructure involves a combination of deterring, detecting, and delaying would-be attackers. ABB's philosophy on physical security and resiliency consists of a layered approach with five key elements to best protect against attacks and quickly recover when an incident occurs.

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