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The US Power Grid Needs Better Security

by Neil Telford on 2018-03-28 06:51PM in NEWS-News Analysis, GOVERNMENT-National, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Most Americans think the US government is not doing enough to protect the electric grid from cyber attacks.Their fears appear to be justified.

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US Accuses Russia Of Attacking Energy Infrastructure

by Tim Heath on 2018-03-19 12:17PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

The US has accused Russia of a wide-ranging cyber-assault on its energy grid and other key parts of its critical infrastructure.

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Bitcoin Energy Use In Iceland Soars

by Tim Heath on 2018-02-19 11:40AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Making Money: Electricity use at Bitcoin mining data centres located in Iceland is likely to exceed the energy consumption of all the nation's homes.

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Iranian Hackers Have Infiltrated US Infrastructure

by Tim Heath on 2017-12-28 10:57AM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

Iranian hacking group APT34 appear to have burrowed deep, targeting US financial, energy, telecommunications and chemicals companies.

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US Data Systems Under Attack

by Tim Heath on 2017-11-15 12:24PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, BUSINESS-Production-Manufacturing, BUSINESS-Production-Energy

US Homeland Security issue a warning that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries are targeted by hackers.

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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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