Bruce Power and UW partner to protect energy supply chain from cyber threats

To maintain its leadership in supply chain assurance and to safeguard Canada’s critical energy infrastructure from cyber security threats, Bruce Power will support the University of Waterloo in its development of an enhanced cyber security system.

“Bruce Power recognizes the multiple, complex, and coordinated threats to critical energy infrastructure equipment supply chains, and continually assesses its cyber resilience against state-of-the-art practices,” said Jim Coady, Department Manager, Engineering, at Bruce Power. “Bruce Power strongly supports this project to develop new hardware assurance technology to non-intrusively and non-destructively detect counterfeit parts or devices.”

The innovative hardware assurance system will be developed by the University of Waterloo and can detect compromised parts and devices, ensuring the safety and reliability of Canada’s energy delivery by mitigating risks in its supply chain. Bruce Power will provide equipment, evaluate machine-learning processes and evaluate the overall performance of the new system, while Palitronica Inc., a Canadian cyber security hardware and software company and part of University of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem, will provide hardware sensors to enable the technology development.

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