Building in Security Regardless of the type of network being built, such as packet wired, wireless or even fiber transport, every attribute of the network has a cybersecurity consideration. As such, every tier, every module within a tier, and where the various elements interconnect, all require that cybersecurity be considered. Black & Veatch approaches network architecture as integration between cybersecurity and network design, while executing the design based on industry standards to achieve maximum performance, cost efficiency and ease of support. We work directly with clients through planning, assessment, design and deployment to ensure solutions meet business and operational needs. Our standards-based designs help promote “soft” attributes, such as technical staff knowledge sharing. We confidently turn over operation of new network infrastructure to our customers knowing they have been an integral part of the network development process and are ready to effectively operate, monitor and sustain new network infrastructure. Video: Securing Critical Infrastructure × Plan Now for Future Needs Many utilities are considering expanding, replacing or building new networks to accommodate strategic initiatives. For water and gas utilities, this could be the roll out of advanced metering infrastructure. For power utilities, this could be enabling advanced distribution automation capabilities and greater levels of distributed energy resources. Transportation within a smart city context and even mining operations, are rapidly modernizing their infrastructures, enabling more sophisticated application and system integration. Building or enhancing your data network based upon best practice industry standards while teaming with professionals who know why those standards bring value to the business, provide the most effective approach for modernizing and securing today’s mission-critical networks. Subject Matter Expert Mike Prescher: PrescherM@bv.com Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.