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Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector Cybersecurity of critical energy infrastructure is a growing concern because the industry is experiencing a significant overhaul as grids, power, water and gas become increasingly smart and automated. For utility companies, the consequences of inadequate cybersecurity include service and grid outages affecting thousands of customers, if … Continue reading Why ‘secure’ isn’t secure enough in the utilities sector

Cyber attack shuts down power plant

Cyber attack shuts down power plant Authorities say hackers, likely with the backing of a country, launched a cyber-attack against power plant software, shutting down operations at the as-yet unidentified power plant. California-based cybersecurity company FireEye Inc. told Reuters about the incident Thursday. The software targeted was made by Schneider Electric, according to reports. Schneider … Continue reading Cyber attack shuts down power plant

We Need To Protect Our Critical Infrastructure – NOW

We Need To Protect Our Critical Infrastructure – NOW. The cyber landscape has made it easier for criminals to steal all kinds of information – usernames, passwords, banking information, you name it! Cyber attacks are imminent across all industries and sectors, affecting our society on an individual and global economic scale. Critical infrastructure refers to … Continue reading We Need To Protect Our Critical Infrastructure – NOW

FERC proposes new cyber controls for power grid

FERC proposes new cyber controls for power grid The federal entity responsible for regulating the energy sector on Thursday proposed new rules to enhance the cybersecurity of the U.S. electric grid, including those aimed at addressing risks posed by malware. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) outlined new proposed security management controls for operators of … Continue reading FERC proposes new cyber controls for power grid

Energy Regulators Look To Guard Grid From Cyberattacks

Energy Regulators Look To Guard Grid From Cyberattacks The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has set its sights on making the less important parts of the national grid safer against hackers, and has proposed a set of controls to address the growing threat of cyberattacks. Specifically, the agency aims to install mandatory controls to tackle … Continue reading Energy Regulators Look To Guard Grid From Cyberattacks

#Hackers targeting energy and industrial firms, U.S. government warns

Hackers targeting energy and industrial firms, U.S. government warns The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned … Continue reading #Hackers targeting energy and industrial firms, U.S. government warns

Experts: #North_Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies WASHINGTON — The cybersecurity company FireEye says in a new report to private clients, obtained exclusively by NBC News, that hackers linked to North Korea recently targeted U.S. electric power companies with spearphishing emails. The emails used fake invitations to a fundraiser to target victims, FireEye said. … Continue reading Experts: #North_Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies

#Microsoft Launches Program to Shore Up Electric Power Grid Security

Microsoft Launches Program to Shore Up Electric Power Grid Security Hackers can do more than infiltrate networks and steal data. Under the right set of circumstances, they can also cause vital infrastructure, like power grids, to go dark. To help utility companies avoid that fate, Microsoft has launched a new Azure Cyber Analytics Program for … Continue reading #Microsoft Launches Program to Shore Up Electric Power Grid Security