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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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Power Companies Cyber ‘Nightmare’

by Neil Telford on 2017-06-19 07:53PM in BUSINESS-Production-Utilities, FREE TO VIEW, NEWS-News Analysis

CrashOverride: Seven minutes before midnight last December a bomb of sorts went off in a high voltage substation north of Kiev.

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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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UK Airports & Nuclear Power Stations On Cybersecurity Alert

by Tim Heath on 2017-04-25 12:06PM in JOBS-HR & Training, GOVERNMENT-Police, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Transport & Travel, BUSINESS-Services-IT & Telecoms, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities

UK security services have issued a series of alerts warning that terrorists may have developed ways of bypassing safety checks.

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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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Tomorrow's Smart Cities Will Be Data Driven

by Tim Heath on 2017-03-23 07:20PM in NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Services-Transport & Travel, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities

Over 70% of the world's population will live in urban areas by 2050 - but don't think that means you will be able to get lost in the crowd.

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Could Hackers Turn the Lights Out?

by Neil Telford on 2017-03-15 08:43PM in TECHNOLOGY-Hackers, NEWS-News Analysis, FREE TO VIEW, BUSINESS-Production-Utilities

For a long-time computer security experts have warned about the threat hackers pose to the systems that help control the power stations, water treatment plants and transport systems we rely on.

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