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Middle East cyber attacks ‘widespread’ and target OT

A new report has found that cybersecurity breaches in the Middle East are widespread and frequently undetected, with 30 per cent of the region's attacks targeting operational technology.

Power and utility firms unprepared for cyber attacks

A survey of power and utility bosses on cyber attack vulnerability found that just 11 per cent felt that their current data security measures fully met their needs.

The true cost of cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on electricity networks in the UK could cost à‚£111 million daily according to new research. The research has been carried out by Dr Edward...

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.

Natural disasters and cyberattacks top risks for energy firms says EY

Weather events, natural disasters and cyberattacks top the list of risks for power and utilities companies in today's changing energy landscape, according to new analysis.

Nuclear sector not ready for cyber-attacks says report

The nuclear power industry must improve its readiness for cyber-attacks in the face of growing risk, a new report has found.

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.

Global utilities lacking basic cybersecurity practices says expert

More cyberattacks will be seen within the energy sector over the coming years as a result of the failure by the majority of global energy companies to practise basic cybersecurity protocols.

PEI Connect: The ‘dark side’ of cybercrime

Ransomware is becoming a popular moneymaking scheme for hackers and if we aren't careful, we'll find ourselves on the 'dark side' as national grid infrastructure becomes an increasingly attractive target.

World Economic Forum issues guide to maintaining cyber resilience

The World Economic Forum advises businesses to consider cyber resilience from a business perspective, looking at the cyber element of operational risks to their business.