cyber threats

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.
video

Privacy and Cybersecurity in the utility industry

Reena Bajowala, Partner at Ice Miller speaks about the challenges of managing customer privacy concerns. Consumers are more...
ransomware

New partnership formed to fight ransomware attacks

Device identity, authentication, and access management are critical to ransomware prevention. A new partnership between Sectigo, one of the largest commercial Certificate Authorities (CA) and SPYRUS, a provider of cryptographic operating systems, will help universities and enterprises protect against ransomware attacks.
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.
Three quarters of energy firms limiting connectivity development due to cyber threats

Cyber threats continue limiting IoT and 5G adoption, report

According to a new report from Osborne Clarke, data protection and privacy concerns in relation to GDPR regulations are slowing the adoption of IoT.
supply chain

National Grid in $37 million series B funding for threat detection

Dragos, a developer of threat detection and response platform, has raised $37 million in series B funding to expand its operations and improve its...

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