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Simulated grid attacks prepped in US amid mounting cyber risks, shortage of security talent

Simulated grid attacks prepped in US amid mounting cyber risks, shortage of security talent The North American Electric Reliability Corp. will hold its biennial “GridEx” event on Nov. 13 and 14, including a simulated grid attack that allows thousands of utility-sector participants to run through cybsersecurity response plans. The U.S. Department of Energy will follow … Continue reading Simulated grid attacks prepped in US amid mounting cyber risks, shortage of security talent

FERC official’s comments spotlight pipeline cyber risk

FERC official’s comments spotlight pipeline cyber risk Comments by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s chief of staff, Anthony Pugliese, to an industry group appear to be more evidence of concern over potential attacks on U.S. gas pipelines that could threaten the nation’s electricity supply. Pugliese singled out pipelines as a priority target for state-based cyberattacks. … Continue reading FERC official’s comments spotlight pipeline cyber risk

With #hacking of US utilities, #Russia could move from cyber espionage toward cyber war

With hacking of US utilities, Russia could move from cyber espionage toward cyber war Even before the revelation on July 23 that Russian government hackers had penetrated the computer systems of U.S. electric utilities and could have caused blackouts, government agencies and electricity industry leaders were working to protect U.S. customers and society as a … Continue reading With #hacking of US utilities, #Russia could move from cyber espionage toward cyber war

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid New digital tools are transforming the energy sector, connecting everything from household appliances to electric vehicles to smart sensors, and improving the efficiency of infrastructure from transmission lines to power plants to pipelines. These technologies promise smarter, cleaner, and cheaper energy. Unfortunately, they also leave the U.S. increasingly … Continue reading How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid

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