Cybersecurity incident response best practices in US utilities have been identified by FERC and NERC.
Smart Energy International spoke to experts from Thales and ESI Thought Lab to determine how extensive the cybersecurity threat is, whether smart meters are vulnerable and how to monitor legacy assets and existing networks.
The World Economic Forum advises businesses to consider cyber resilience from a business perspective, looking at the cyber element of operational risks to their business.
The COVID crisis brought the world economy to a standstill. With near ubiquitous lockdown enforcement to stop the spread of the pandemic, remote operation and virtual collaboration has been absolutely critical to ensure some semblance of business continuity.
Policy & Regulation
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.
We have heard daily the importance of good hygiene - acts meant to keep us safe as the virus continues to take its somewhat unpredictable course. Just as we must all remember amid this crisis to be sure we are using proper cyber hygiene.
The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported on 18 February 2020, a ransomware incident impacting a natural gas compression facility at an unidentified US pipeline operator.
The goals of this initiative are to advance information sharing, improve training and education to understand systemic risks, and develop joint operational preparedness and response activities to cybersecurity threats.
Mekorot has partnered with NanoLock Security to develop cybersecurity solutions for water and energy utilities in Israel and around the world.
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