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Siemens and Ponemon Institute identify cyber risks to utilities

Siemens and the Ponemon Institute have released a new report that assesses the global energy industry’s ability to meet the growing threat of cyber...

Hackers out-Smart power utilities

A rush towards ‘Smart’ technology, without an associated hike in security, is laying the power sector open to devastating cyber attacks, warns the head of a UK-based security specialist.

Destructive malware shuts down power supply for first time

A ‘suspected’ cyber-attack has succeeded in shutting down the Ukraine’s power grid in what security experts say is the first such case of hackers causing a power outage.

Review points to growing cyber threat to power generation

The City of London-based Willis Group, one of the world’s largest insurance brokers launched its annual Energy Market Review on Tuesday, with a particular focus on cyber security for the market.

GE and Thales to mitigate cybersecurity threats in power sector

Thales and GE Steam Power are establishing a collaboration to deliver a suite of cybersecurity solutions to power plant operators. This agreement comes a...

Battling the cyber menace

Computer system-based attacks on infrastructure organisations, including electric utilities and power stations, are on the increase.

China’s smart grid strategy to drive $20bn SCADA boom

China’s drive to develop its smart grid will see the value of its market for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems grow seven-fold from $3bn last year to $20bn by 2020, according to new research.

South Korea steps up nuclear plant security

South Korea has increased measures to protect its 23 nuclear power plants from cyber-attack.

REPORT: CYBER SECURITYà‚–Prime targets

Persistent, aggressive 'cyber attacks' are on the increase and are now a reality for many companies. Energy utilities are particularly vulnerable, and should be working hard to protect their operations.

Echelon CEO believes Smart Grid security concerns are overplayed

Ron Sege, CEO of smart metering company Echelon, believes the recent spate of stories about the threat of cyber attack to Smart Grid are being overplayed.

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