Utilities are embracing smart grid technologies to meet the demands of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and transportation electrification. As devices start to become more digital, this expanding attack surface is attractive to the cyber adversary. Smart Grid technologies increase the number and type of devices connecting, such as smart sensors, reclosers, and gauges. It is no surprise that industrial environments are considered low handing fruit for an attack. OT environments are especially difficult to defend against cyberattacks due to the vulnerability and fragility of systems in place, and the common use of implicit trust models. Listen in as our panel addresses essentials for readiness against cyberattacks built on an ‘assumed breach’ strategy.