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Developing countries have highest industrial control system cyberattacks

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has revealed that more than 40 per cent of all industrial control system (ICS) computers protected by its solutions were attacked by malicious software at least once during the first half of this year.

Harnessing IT/OT convergence for operational success

Lisa Williams says that in the power industry “the future is meeting the present head on, as a wave of digitalization crashes over industrial control systems that are, in many cases, decades old”.

The anatomy of ICS cybersecurity

Timely implementation of security in power plant industrial control systems at the construction stage is vital, writes Jonni Talsi

Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop-system in progress

Independent solar photovoltaic monitoring systems specialist, Meteocontrol GmbH, is partnering with Phanes Group to deliver Phase I of Dubai’s largest distributed solar industrial rooftop project for the international port operator DP World.

Drax to test new power plant cybersecurity system

UK power plant operator Drax is testing a new capability to detect unknown cyber security threats in industrial control systems.

New products to support automated integration of industrial heating processes

Two new heating control systems have been launched by Siemens for controlling electrical heating elements in 230 V and 400 V/480 V networks in industrial applications.

Japan targets CHP to cut energy bills

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is using Kitakyushu City as a test bed for a hydrogen storage system integrated with controller software, solar panels and industrial CHP (Combined Heat and Power) backup, in an attempt to reduce energy bills.

Malware infects two US power plants

Computers at two power plants in the US have been infected with malware, according to the US Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), a section of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Cybersecurity: Protecting power infrastructure from hacking attacks

Alexander Damisch, industrial business manager for embedded software solutions provider Wind River, discusses the vulnerability of power plant control systems in the wake of recent hacking attacks on power plant SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems.

Indiana rule to cut power plant NOx emissions 66%

Nitrogen oxide emissions from fossil-fueled power plants are expected to decline 66% by May 2004, under a new emissions trading system adopted by the Indiana Air Pollution Control Board. The rule, which is subject to US Environmental Protection Agency review, targets power plants, large industrial boilers, and cement kilns.

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