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No phones. No internet. No A/C. How prepared are we for a major power grid attack?

No phones. No internet. No A/C. How prepared are we for a major power grid attack? Imagine the life we know gone dark. For weeks, maybe months. Dark as in loss of power. No cell phones, ATMs, traffic lights, heating or cooling. About once every four days, part of the nation’s power grid — a … Continue reading No phones. No internet. No A/C. How prepared are we for a major power grid attack?

After Alert On #Russian_Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

After Alert On Russian Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid The joint alert from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security last month warning that Russia was hacking into critical U.S. energy infrastructure may have shaken some Americans. But it came as no surprise to the country’s largest grid operator, PJM Interconnection. “You will … Continue reading After Alert On #Russian_Hacks, Bigger Push To Protect Power Grid

Cybersecurity firm says #North_Korean #hackers may be targeting utilities

Cybersecurity firm says North Korean hackers may be targeting utilities – Cybersecurity firm Dragos has seen a rise in targeted attempts to infiltrate utility systems, according to a report in The Daily Beast. The group behind them, “Covellite,” may be linked to North Korea. – Dragos’ review of 2017 also notes hackers are getting more … Continue reading Cybersecurity firm says #North_Korean #hackers may be targeting utilities

San Antonio’s #CPS_Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattack s per day

San Antonio’s CPS Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattacks per day CPS Energy withstands roughly 94,000 attempted cyberattacks a day as hackers in China, Russia and elsewhere scour its network for weaknesses to try to infiltrate the city-owned utility and disrupt power supplies in Texas. “We can’t take this lightly, and we are not arrogant … Continue reading San Antonio’s #CPS_Energy guards against 94,000 attempted cyberattack s per day

YOUR GUIDE TO #RUSSIA ’S INFRASTRUCTURE #HACKING_TEAMS

YOUR GUIDE TO RUSSIA’S INFRASTRUCTURE HACKING TEAMS SINCE REPORTS FIRST surfaced that hackers targeted more than a dozen American energy utilities, including a Kansas nuclear power plant, the cybersecurity community has dug into the surrounding evidence to determine the culprits. Without knowing the perpetrators, the campaign lends itself to a broad range of possibilities: a … Continue reading YOUR GUIDE TO #RUSSIA ’S INFRASTRUCTURE #HACKING_TEAMS

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks Russian government hackers were behind recent cyber-intrusions into the business systems of U.S. nuclear power and other energy companies in what appears to be an effort to assess their networks, according to U.S. government officials. The U.S. officials said there is … Continue reading U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks

A U.S. grid clear of 2016 attacks is hardly worry-free — NERC

A U.S. grid clear of 2016 attacks is hardly worry-free — NERC The interstate grid’s top regulators want a closer look at threats that could penetrate power companies and smart grid networks. The North American Electric Reliability Corp., in its “State of Reliability 2017” report, noted there were no cybersecurity attacks that took down parts … Continue reading A U.S. grid clear of 2016 attacks is hardly worry-free — NERC

What electric utilities can learn from the Vermont hacking scare

What electric utilities can learn from the Vermont hacking scare The erroneous Russian hacking story contained some big lessons about managing critical security information Burlington Electric probably wasn’t hacked by the Russians, and the grid was never at risk. But when the overblown story broke last month — the result of an investigation leak and … Continue reading What electric utilities can learn from the Vermont hacking scare