As Physical Threats Rise, Proactive Preparation Fuels the Power Industry

For the power industry, keeping the grid fully operational is a top priority.

Recently, OnSolve Vice President of Value Engineering Chris Hurst spoke to POWER magazine about current and emerging physical threats to the power industry, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate the impact of such events. 

“The grid powers nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives, which unfortunately makes it a prime target for both hackers and physical attackers,” Hurst said. “Threats will always be present, so it’s imperative to have as many preparedness measures in place as possible: emergency response, a crisis playbook and a firm understanding of present threats.”

In this interview, Hurst shares his expertise and best practice tips on how the power industry can proactively prepare for physical threats. Topics covered include:

    • How to use risk intelligence technology to automatically detect risks
    • Why critical communications is essential for keeping employees, facilities and communities safe
    • How to combat the cascading effects of physical threats in the power industry
    • What additional protective measures should be taken to account for a rapidly changing energy infrastructure
    • The role of legislation in mitigating physical security threats

Read the entire interview to learn how to power up your preparations for physical threats.

To learn more about the role of technology in risk preparedness, read our use case.


OnSolve® proactively mitigates physical threats, allowing organizations to remain agile when a crisis strikes. Using trusted expertise and reliable AI-powered risk intelligence, critical communications and incident management technology, the OnSolve Platform allows organizations to detect, anticipate and mitigate physical threats that impact their people and operations.