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Ransomware, Cybercon, Exelon

Ed’s note: Holding critical infrastructure to ransom(ware)

The global pandemic has been good for cybercriminals. There has been a significant increase in attempted and successful attacks since the beginning of 2020 – what's behind the increase?

Ed’s note: Open airwaves – an unexpected consequence of C-19?

I have been contemplating the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic recently. Much has been said about the potential financial impact and the impact on daily operations, but it is often in the unexpected that little gems can be found.
President Trump

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.
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.

DISTRIBUTECH International – Call for abstracts is open

Clarion Energy is pleased to announce that the DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 call for abstracts is now open. The tracks have been named, the focus has been decided and the organisers are ready to begin setting the educational agenda for the event.
power sector

Seven cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2020, in spite of the new virus

Global certification body TUV Rheinland has released a new report which explores the cybersecurity trends to watch for in 2020.

Get someone to hack your system – its the best way to test your...

A white hat hacker shares why he was requested to hack a utility’s system and the lessons we can all learn from his experience.

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.

Annual cybersecurity spend to reach $134bn by 2022

The global business spend on cybersecurity solutions will grow by 33% over the next four years, reaching $134 billion annually by 2022, according to Juniper Research. The analysis, Cybersecurity: Mitigation Strategies for Financial Services, Operators,...