New Delhi: SJVN Limited‘s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Nand Lal Sharma on Wednesday inaugurated Power CPSU IT Meet 2022 in Shimla. In the two-day conference, the Ministry of Power and 11 power PSUs namely NTPC Limited, NHPC Limited, REC Limited, NEEPCO Limited, PFC Limited, Power Grid, THDC Limited, POSOCO, BBMB, DVC and SJVN are participating. The inauguration session was also graced by SJVN’s Director (Finance) AK Singh and Director (Electrical) Sushil Sharma. The function was also attended by senior IT officials of the Ministry and PSUs.
Sharma in his inaugural address said that today the world is technology-driven and every aspect of our lives is dependent on technology. Developed countries have also faced security threats due to cyber-attacks in the recent past. We have to be abreast of such threats and IT professionals have a major role in minimising the effects of such attacks. He further said that the knowledge shared during the conference will help the Power Sector CPSUs to adopt Best Cyber Security Risk Mitigation Measures and tacklling the cyber security challenges.
Ministry of Power’s Chief Information Security Officer MAKP Singh is the keynote speaker of the conference. The participating PSUs will make presentations on best practices in IT infrastructure, ERP and cyber security being adopted by respective organisations and there will be panel discussions on cybersecurity and ERP.
Cyber Security is of great importance for SJVN and many initiatives for prevention and mitigation of cyber threats have been undertaken at the organisational level, which include implementation of the Cyber Crisis Management Plan, implementation of ISMS 27001 at ERP Data Center and NJHPS, periodic Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing, Hard isolation of Operational Technology & Information Technology (OT & IT) systems in Nathpa Jhakri HPS and Rampur HPS, implementation of SAP ERP and on-boarding to Cyber Swatchta Kendras.
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