Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, has announced a new partnership with ENGlE Laborelec, a leading utilities research center, and part of the ENGlE Group. The partnership will focus on developing new products and services for the utilities sector to deliver protection against emerging cyber security
The utilities sector, which forms a critical structural component of every economy, is currently on a digital transformation journey which promises immense value creation, but also raises new risks. Operational Technology (OT) systems, which traditionally operated in silos, are increasingly connected through shared infrastructure, the cloud and Internet of Things ecosystems. While this is helping utilities move beyond the limitations of their OT, improve operational efficiency and unlock new revenue streams, it also makes them vulnerable to security breaches by malicious actors.
The collaboration between TCS and ENGlE Laborelec will bring together the expertise of two industry leaders in their respective domains to create unique value for the utilities sector. TCS has been ‘the preferred digital transformation partner for progressive utilities across the world, and offers a
comprehensive portfolio of cyber security services – advisory, assessment, implementation and management- to protect clients against emerging threats in a new interconnected environment. ENGlE Laborelec has experience working across the energy value chain: from generation, transmission and distribution to storage and end-use.
The partnership will also help prepare the industry for the European Union’s recently implemented National Infrastructure Security (NIS) Directive. The NIS Directive is the first piece of EU-wide legislation on cyber security and has special provisions for organizations providing critical services such as energy, water, and digital infrastructure.
About ENGlE Laborelec
ENGlE Laborelec, an entity of the ENGlE Group, is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. Drawing on the skills of 250 highly specialised engineers and technicians, it provides operational assistance, technical consultancy and applied R&D services, and is active in the entire electricity value chain. Its services (incl. industrial cyber security) support a wide range of customers in the areas of electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use, with a particular focus
on the energy transition and it’s so called 3 Ds- decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation. ENGlE Laborelec is a global actor with activities in more than 60 countries and offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Chile and Abu Dhabi.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for the last fifty years. TCS offers a consulting-led, cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of it,
business & technology services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique location independent agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India’s largest multinational business group, TCS has over 411,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. TCS’ proactive stance on climate change and award winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index.