Tag Archives: cybersecurity

Open Source: Grid Defenders

LF Energy, Alliander formulate a shield for the IoT to combat cyberattacks LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project charged with accelerating the decarbonization goals of the energy and electricity sectors through open-source technology, announced its latest project, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), February 6. GXF is a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform […]

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Mitsubishi Hacking Scare

Electric division confirms information leakage; suspects Chinese hacking group Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of Japan’s biggest defense and infrastructure contractors, confirmed this week it was victim of a hack that divulged sensitive information in those realms—by way of an employee’s compromised account, no less— in the summer of 2019. The Tokyo-based electrical corporation says it […]

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Hacklogged

Def Con security convention tests cybersecurity If you’re worried about the increasing dangers of hacking, this event wasn’t for you. An 11-year old boy hacked into an imitation voting system in Florida, the latest empirical evidence of the dangers of cybersecurity. In Florida, a state with specific experience in the frailty of ballot structure, a […]

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A Week on the Hill

FERC cybersecurity standards revised; Pruitt faces Congress The good, the bad, and the government. This week started with one department on Capitol Hill meeting expectations and assuaging the people, as FERC revised its cybersecurity standards. With an endless stream of politics in between, Thursday saw another culmination—and possible comeuppance—for a different government branch as EPA […]

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Energy Grid on Alert

Technical Alert issued by DHS and FBI along with Russian sanctions As part of a major salvo of sanctions announced Thursday, the White House warned the public that Russian malware is targeting the U.S. energy grid in an attempt to sabotage its systems, according to multiple reports. Political implications aside, the attempted sabotage is a […]

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Grid Security

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

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Cybersecurity expert warns not enough being done to protect infrastructure

In wake of the widespread Sony hack, cybersecurity is grabbing headlines. According to Steve Mustard, industrial cybersecurity expert at the International Society of Automation, inadequate training and a culture of complacency among many owners and operators of critical infrastructure are significantly raising the risks of highly damaging cyberattack throughout the world. Mustard went on to say that […]

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