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Directly aligned to our primary value of safety, the mission of the AES cybersecurity program is to keep our systems, assets, data, and people protected by employing a multi-layered approach to inform, detect, mitigate and respond to cyber threats. This is vital because as the energy sector is increasingly under siege from cyber criminals, organized crime, nation-states, and hacktivists that desire to disrupt global critical infrastructure.
In 2013, AES initiated its Global Cybersecurity program. Since then, the program has evolved to include an operating model, governance, mandatory cybersecurity guidelines, training, awareness, shared technologies, a global security operations center and intelligence that we deliver to guide our program across our diverse generation and distribution businesses. Overseeing a program across multiple countries requires a flexible strategy to influence a range of stakeholders. We achieve this by establishing and auditing a global set of guidelines, while enabling our local teams to incorporate their own language and culture into awareness programs.
The sustainability of our cybersecurity program depends on our adaptability to the changes in our business. To that end, we have aligned our cyber program to mitigate our current cyber risk exposure as well as to help influence and advise our corporate strategic priorities.