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Ransomware – the growing cybersecurity scourge

Ransomware attacks are growing significantly in number, sophistication and in the size of the ransoms demanded.
Hackers are a threat to cybersecurity which makes cybersecurity risk management a top priority.

Podcast episode #9: Cybersecurity risk management and supply chains

In this podcast episode, we speak with Jim Penrose, COO of cybersecurity company BlueVoyant, about cybersecurity risk management and supply chains.

Genus Power and NanoLock to develop cybersecurity solution for smart meters

NanoLock Security will partner with Genus Power to develop a new cybersecurity solution that protects smart metering infrastructure from cyberattacks, theft, and fraud.
power grid

Securing the private-wireless connected power grid

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.
US cybersecurity

Southern Company joins US-wide cybersecurity alliance

The Asset to Vendor Network for Power Utilities (A2V), a US-wide alliance focussed on shared cybersecurity threat information, has announced the signing of Southern Company, the country's second-largest utility, as the group’s first new partner
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.”
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.
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.
Ransomware, Cybercon, Exelon

Assessment of ransomware event at US pipeline operator

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.
US cybersecurity

New Energy Sector Pathfinder initiative to protect US grid infrastructure

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.

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