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.

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Top 21 risk factors to threaten the globe in the next...

Frost & Sullivan has released a new report which help stakeholders understand the impact of future risks through the short, medium and long terms.

Virtual AUW highlights: Smart metering communication system best for your situation

The African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa session on key considerations in smart grid and metering communication took place on Friday 15 May.
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Enel, Mastercard announce a new cybersecurity innovation lab in Israel

Enel, Mastercard and the Israel Innovation Authority to advance innovations in financial technology and cybersecurity for the payments and energy sectors.
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How industry can respond to Trump’s cybersecurity executive order

On the first of May, US President Trump declared a national emergency related to the cybersecurity of the country's bulk power system. He then gave the Secretary of Energy until 28 September 2020 to essentially come up with a set of rules pertaining to which equipment — from which countries — would be allowed on the bulk power system
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Supply chain cybersecurity – the focus of Trump’s executive order

Jim Cunningham, Director of Protect our Power said they could model it after a protocol already in place - the onus of responsibility for a secure product lies with the supplier.
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President Trump signs executive order protecting US bulk power system

President Trump signed an executive order prohibiting bulk power system equipment from foreign companies to avoid putting the grid at risk
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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.”
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ADB’s new investment arm exceeds fund capitalization target

ADB Ventures has raised $50 million from development partners, exceeding its fund close target.
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EDP hit by cyberattack – $10.9 million ransom ordered

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

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