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Cybersecurity in utilities: Critical questions for securing distributed energy resources (DERs)

CGI

Cybersecurity in utilities: Critical questions for securing distributed energy resources (DERs). The energy transition is driving a shift toward the increasing use of distributed energy resources (DERs). From a cybersecurity perspective, DERs pose new and unique challenges for utilities.

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Actions Target Russian Govt. Botnet, Hydra Dark Market

Krebs on Security

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says it has disrupted a giant botnet built and operated by a Russian government intelligence unit known for launching destructive cyberattacks against energy infrastructure in the United States and Ukraine. National Security Agency (NSA). energy facilities. A statement from the U.S.

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Hackers targeted ICS/SCADA systems at water facilities, Israeli government warns

Security Affairs

. “The system calls on companies and entities in the energy and water sectors to immediately exchange passwords from the Internet to the control systems, reduce Internet connectivity and ensure that the most up-to-date version of controllers is installed.” Copyright (C) 2014 Media.net Advertising FZ-LLC All Rights Reserved -->.

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A ‘Cyber Event’ disrupted power grid operations in three US states

Security Affairs

The Department of Energy confirmed that in March a cyber event disrupted power grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The Department of Energy confirmed that on March 2019, between 9 a.m. a cyber event disrupted energy grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. and 7 p.m., ” reported MotherBoard.

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The Growing Presence (and Security Risks) of IoT

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

That pace is unlikely to slow down over the coming years; Pagely noted that organizations are still turning to IoT devices as a way to automate and optimize their business processes as well as save on energy costs. The issue is that these tens of billions of new devices will likely amplify the inherent security risks of IoT.

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Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

From taking a shower, to brewing your coffee, and watching the news, your morning routine is fueled by the energy sector. But the energy sector also underpins our emergency and response systems, our hospitals and healthcare, our schools, our businesses, and virtually everything we do as a society. The Rising Threat.

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MY TAKE: Why consumers are destined to play a big role in securing the Internet of Things

The Last Watchdog

And yet we are overlooking profound privacy and security ramifications. billion IoT devices in use as of 2017, half are consumer gadgets, like smart TVs, speakers, watches, baby cams and home thermostats; much of the rest is made up of things like smart electric meters and security cameras in corporate and government use.

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