Frequent upgrades and efficient utility maintenance necessitate investment in digital technologies. Although reliable, the increased investment in technological solutions amplifies the susceptibility to cybersecurity threats. It calls for threat monitoring in compliance with organizational policies and regulatory measures. The constant monitoring of utility infrastructure in addition to weather and vegetation can be achieved using satellite imaging, drones, machine vision technology (MVT), and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras. The combined strength of regulatory policies and digital tools can enable real-time monitoring, predict weather patterns as a result of climate change, and facilitate preparedness for the challenges.
Some of the preventive modern technologies for building resilience that aid in risk mitigation include:
- Digital sensors and meters, automated remote monitoring
- IoT-based systems
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies