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Statement on Auditor General’s cybersecurity audit of BC Hydro

Providing safe, reliable electricity to our customers is BC Hydro’s top priority. That is why the security of our grid is so important and we are constantly working to improve our cybersecurity programs to ensure our systems are protected.

BC Hydro has taken a number of steps recently to improve cybersecurity, including:

  • investing $30 million over two years to strengthen our physical and cybersecurity controls that are mandated by law in B.C.;
  • completing penetration testing on our critical control systems, which has not revealed any vulnerability; and,
  • creating a cyber operations centre so that a team is in place and ready to respond in the event of an incident.

We’re pleased the Auditor General’s audit concluded that our cybersecurity programs are well-developed and we have measures in place to avoid system-wide impacts. We are developing a plan to address the report’s recommendations, including taking immediate steps to continue to expand our monitoring and detection capabilities to all BC Hydro facilities.

BC Hydro Media Relations
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