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 […]

How NERC/CIP compliance is boosting US power grid security

Protecting power grids is essential to deliver electricity that serves millions of consumers. Transmission substations are a component of the power infrastructure that presents unique security challenges. These important facilities often sit out in the open, in remote locations, and were historically protected by little more than cameras or chain-link fences. Read about the latest […]

Stepping Up Cybersecurity: Power Producers Move Ahead

Read Tim McDonnell’s article about how power producers are investing in cyber security on Power Mag : The cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid in December 2016 brought the industry’s vulnerabilities into sharp relief. For decades, the more familiar territory of physical security threats had dominated the conversation. Just before Christmas, the grid attack cut power […]

Tackling the cyber security conundrum

Read Marcus Hand’s article about how the merchant navy sector can tackle the cyber security issues facing them on Sea Trade Maritime : A standard bearer for digitalisation in shipping Maersk responded quickly but the company still needed a month to get its systems back fully functioning, highlighting not just the vulnerability of companies in […]

Combining Technology to Combat Cyber Threats

Read  Stephanie Neil’s article about how companies are combining technology to combat cyber threats on Automation World : As cyber threats become more complex, industrial control systems (ICS) are even more vulnerable to attack. To that end, plant floor security can’t be handled the same way as it is in the enterprise where all the […]