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The US Power Generation System Is Under Siege

by Tim Heath on 2017-08-14 11:35AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

A remote substation working through a control system not connected via the Internet has less security than a power plant & is often an entry point.

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Russia Suspected As Hackers Breach Power Plant Systems

by Neil Telford on 2017-07-18 05:37PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Hackers working for a foreign government have breached at least a dozen US power plants, searching for vulnerabilities in the electrical grid.

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Hackers Attempt To Penetrate US Nuclear Plants

by Tim Heath on 2017-07-13 11:53AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

The US government is warning industrial firms about hacking activity targeting the nuclear and energy sectors.

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UK Cyber Chief: Company Directors Are Devolving Responsibility For Hacks

by Neil Telford on 2017-06-06 10:01AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Transport & Travel, BUSINESS-Services-Law, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Services-Health & Welfare, BUSINESS-Services-Financial, BUSINESS-Services-Consulting, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

GCHQ says directors must take charge of cybersecurity, warning that they are “devolving responsibility” for protecting businesses from hackers.

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Systemic Cyber Attacks Most Likely In Finance & Energy Industries

by Neil Telford on 2017-05-15 10:18PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Financial, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Experts at insurance giant AIG have identified the industry sectors at highest risk to systemic threats.

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Darktrace Forms Cybersecurity Partnership With Siemens

by Tim Heath on 2017-05-15 08:52AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

A new strategic partnership to bring cutting-edge cyber defense for operational technology to electric utilities and the oil & gas industry.

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Ageing Energy Systems Hold Huge Potential For Cyber Attack

by Tim Heath on 2017-04-18 02:00PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

The systems that run the US electricity grid, gas pipelines & other critical infrastructure have 25 years’ worth of vulnerabilities that need fixing.

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Malware Targeting Energy Companies

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-19 12:01PM in TECHNOLOGY-Hackers, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Security researchers have discovered a new malware threat that goes to great lengths to remain undetected while targeting energy companies.

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Infrastructure Security in the Age of Ransomware

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-12 01:43PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-Police, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Critical infrastructure including electric and water utilities are being temporarily shut down as ransomware plagues corporate systems.

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Air Gapping Critical Process Control Networks

by Tim Heath on 2016-07-12 01:39PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Oil giant Chevron has chosen to air gap critical systems to disconnect them from the Internet as much as possible.

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