The world of power and automation is changing in the face of new opportunities and challenges. ABB remains committed to helping customers take advantage of technology advances while minimizing exposure to risk in areas like cyber security.

As a leading provider of control and automation solutions for the power sector and a wide spectrum of industries, ABB combines its technology strengths and domain expertise to provide a vast range of customer-focused solutions that enhance asset productivity and efficiency. Safety and reliability are given the highest priority in all of our products, systems and services.Cyber security, which is a key aspect of these efforts, is not viewed as a one-time activity, but as an integral and continuous part of the product lifecycle, from early design and development, through testing and commissioning, to life time support service and future adaptations.

We continue to build expertise in this area and partner with industry collaborators and specialists.By understanding market conditions, customer needs and the cyber environment, ABB works closely with customers to achieve the necessary levels of cyber security without compromising operational performance.These solutions are aimed at reducing business risk, providing comfort and confidence, as well as enabling compliance with standards and legal requirements.
Cyber security issues have been the subject of standardization initiatives by IEEE, IEC and ISA for some time and ABB plays an active role in all these organizations, helping to define and implement cyber security standards for power and industrial control systems. The objective is to establish the necessary levels of cyber security, and maintain that level, even in the face of challenges, while preserving the availability and functional interoperability of systems.
For more information on ABB’s activities to combat the threat of cyber attacks on control systems, please contact ABB through the link in the right-hand margin.



Dr. Marco Biancardi
Graduated in Electronic Engineering at Univerisità di Genova in 1999.
He works in ABB SpA Power System Division, Power Generation Business Unit. He is currently responsible of Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems for the Power system division in Italy. He also works as Sales Support for Renewable Automation Unit
His experience in ABB concerns SCADA systems and telecommunication systems applied at Power Systems, as well as Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems (with particular focus on Power Generation plants). He participated at some conferences with speeches  about Cyber Security (the last one was PowerGen in Wien, June 2013). He was project leader for SCADA and telcommunication projects.
He gained his previous experience in Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SpA


Mr. Marco Alessi
Actually a student in Electronic Engineering at Univerisità di Genova.
He works in ABB SpA Power System Division, Power Generation Business Unit. He is currently Project Leader for different customers (ENEL included) for Service Unit and is responsible of Cyber Security for the Power Generation Business Unit in Italy.
He gained his experience in emission monitoring and ABB DCS systems.
He participated at Europen co-founded research project ESCoRTS.