Cybersecurity

News concerning cybersecurity within the energy sector, specifically relating to protection of energy customer data and private information, preventing malware, ransomware, as well as theft or damage to hardware. Also includes cybersecurity for the electricity grid, preventing disruption of power services, coordinating incident response and recovery, ensuring grid resilience.

Cybersecurity disclosure

Call for utility cybersecurity transgressors to be named

A US national public interest group has pressed that US utilities who violate cybersecurity should be named
critical infrastructure

New global cybersecurity standard for smart cities and critical infrastructure released

IoT institute released a framework to help governments, corporates and stakeholders in the smart city industry to address IoT security challenges.
Senate cybersecurity

US Senate hearing addresses energy industry cyber-threats

The US’ Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing recently, with the aim of addressing potential small utility cybersecurity threats.
national laboratory

US national laboratory evaluates microgrid monitoring system

The US Department of Energy has through its national laboratory selected a partner to test and evaluate smart grid technologies.
ICS, grid resilience

ICS threats – 2018 year in review

Newly released 'Year in Review' reports provide the ICS community with lessons learned from 2018 Dragos Inc has released...
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SEI asks: How are you mitigating these 5 disruptive trends?

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, five disruptive trends were identified to likely cause utilities to re-think their business models....
cybersecurity

Researchers identify chinks in utility cybersecurity armour

Several recommendations have been unveiled by Vermont Law School researchers to improve cybersecurity measures.
cybersecurity

DistribuTECH cybersecurity panel urges vigilance on grid

The power grid industry is certainly vulnerable to cyberattacks, but that assault may not be a bold offensive led by brazen digital overlords.
security, cybersecurity

Utility fined for 120 security violations

It has been reported that the North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC) has issued a record $10 million fine to a utility...
UTILITY COMPANIES

2019 the year ahead

Smart Energy International presents you with a selection of predictions from some of the foremost industry thought leaders and influencers, each of...

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