Cyber security threat: Is Australia’s power grid safe from hackers?

It happens not with a bang, but a whimper. The lights go out, public transport is halted, networks go dark, and a city is shutdown and paralysed, as an attack against a nation goes beyond bombs and targets its critical infrastructure – all with a few keystrokes. Read about the new EY’s Risk Pulse Survey which reveals […]

Heart-stopping cybersecurity threats — literally

When many Americans envision our nation’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities they imagine the susceptibilities of our nation’s physical infrastructure — a paralyzed power grid, a hijacked nuclear power plant — high-shock events that would decimate the lives of millions of Americans. Read Rep. Dave Trott of Michigan’s article about how fatal cyber threats can be for human lives […]

Legislative Efforts in the Wake of Maritime Cyberattacks

Read Michael Bahar and Brittany Cambre article about how United States government is acting on the rising maritime cyber attacks on Maritime Executive : In June the maritime industry experienced what many consider a particularly insidious form of cyber attack known as GPS Spoofing, where global positioning system data is subtly manipulated to the point […]

US government issues public security warning of hackers targeting industrial firms

The US 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. Read about the cyber security warning issued by Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation to nuclear, energy, aviation, […]

Ebook: Defending critical infrastructure

The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened new pathways for security attacks. Sensor-controlled thermostats, lighting, doors and physical security systems are joining mobile devices, printers and scanners on the office network. Read the eBook about defending the critical infrastructure on FedScoop.

Survey: Most utility executives say cybersecurity is a top concern

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for utilities. In May, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on cybersecurity that included a call for the Department of Energy to assess gaps in the cybersecurity of the power grid. Read about the new report by Accenture which reveals that 63% of utility executives globally believe their country […]

Outsmarting grid security threats

Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of utility executives believe their country faces at least a moderate risk of electricity supply interruption from a cyberattack on electric distribution grids in the next five years. Read more about the new report by Accenture which reveals that 63 percent of utility executives believe interruptions to the power supply from cyberattacks […]

Cyber risks loom for energy sector

Read Mark Rockwell’s article about the cyber risks to the energy sector on FCW : The potentially catastrophic cyber threat looming over the U.S. critical infrastructure is potentially worse than a busy hurricane season according to a key Department of Energy infrastructure security official. Read

Mitigating risks from cyber attacks

Read Michelle Froese’s article about mitigating risks from cyber attacks on wind farms on Wind Power Engineering : Last year, the Energy Department tested how state and emergency management officials would respond to a cyber incident. The simulated attack would take out power across seven states in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, affecting infrastructure and […]

Is the Power Grid Getting More Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks?

Read  Jesse Dunietz’s article about how power grids are more vulnerable to cyber attacks on Scientific American : Two weeks ago it was cyberattacks on the Irish power grid. Last month it was a digital assault on U.S. energy companies, including a nuclear power plant. Back in December a Russian hack of a Vermont utility […]