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.

COVID-19 NERC

US: FERC grants NERC grace on rollout of new cybersecurity rules

The NERC noted that it and the FERC had already taken steps in recognition of the “critical importance of the reliability of the nation’s energy sector and the steps that registered entities are taking to maintain the health and safety of their workforce and communities.”
ADB

ADB’s new investment arm exceeds fund capitalization target

ADB Ventures has raised $50 million from development partners, exceeding its fund close target.
EDP cyberattack

EDP hit by cyberattack – $10.9 million ransom ordered

Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP) has been the victim of a RagnarLocker cyberattack.
cybersecurity threats

How to address the complexity of privacy and cybersecurity challenges

There will be more than 26 smart cities by 2025 and a network of 200 billion devices globally of which each human will have 20 connected devices by 2030
NES Award

NES Receives Silicon Valley’s 2020 Best Smart Energy Software Company Award

Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Patagonia Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), has been selected for the Silicon Valley 2020 Best Smart Energy Software Company Award by the San Jose Award Program.
SG Finans

EU Commission to unlock €1.2bn in investments for technology startups

The EU Commission and EIF have launched a new investment fund to support venture capital and growth financing for early-stage technology startups
COVID-19 Cybersecurity

A new pandemic threat – remote working’s impact on cybersecurity

According to Edgard Capdevielle, CEO Nozomi Networks, remote access to critical assets could be putting utilities more at risk for a cyberattack than ever before.
romania smart grid

Electrica expands its NES System by executing option for smart grid...

Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), has announced that Electrica's SDEE Muntenia Nord has exercised an additional option to purchase and install an additional 32,000 NES smart meters and associated data concentrators and software associated with the NES System and solution.
DISTRIBUTECH abstracts

DISTRIBUTECH International – Call for abstracts is open

Clarion Energy is pleased to announce that the DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 call for abstracts is now open. The tracks have been named, the focus has been decided and the organisers are ready to begin setting the educational agenda for the event.
cloud technologies

Cloudy skies ahead for utilities

Brian Bradford looks at how utilities are optimising their customer engagement using cloud computing, plus other factors driving utilities to adopt cloud...

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