NanoLock Security will partner with Genus Power to develop a new cybersecurity solution that protects smart metering infrastructure from cyberattacks, theft, and fraud.
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.
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
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.”
Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP) has been the victim of a RagnarLocker cyberattack.
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.
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.
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.
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