FERC issues notice of proposed rulemaking to extend reporting requirements for cyberattacks targeting the energy sector

Data Protection Report

DHS’ webinar explained that the hackers obtained access to vendors providing computer services to electric utilities companies. In response to such concerns, regulatory agencies are increasing reporting requirements for cyberattacks targeting the energy sector. 147, at 37727-36741), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the energy sector, recently directed that the power industry’s regulating body, the North American Electric Reliability Corp.

STEPS FORWARD: Math geniuses strive to make a pivotal advance — by obfuscating software code

The Last Watchdog

Related: How Multi Party Computation is disrupting encrypti on An accomplished violinist, Einstein, no doubt, appreciated the symmetry of his metaphor. Our top math geniuses point to iO as a cornerstone needed to unleash the full potential of artificially intelligent (AI) programs running across highly complex and dynamic cloud platforms, soon to be powered by quantum computers. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering — puts us one step closer to a working iO prototype.

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Business ID Theft Soars Amid COVID Closures

Krebs on Security

To prove ownership over the hijacked firms, they hire low-wage image editors online to help fabricate and/or modify a number of official documents tied to the business — including tax records and utility bills.

Cybersecurity Risks of 5G – And How to Control Them

eSecurity Planet

Consumer electronics, business, network appliances, and industrial IoT (IIoT) devices are all driving the exponential growth of IoT systems. Edge computing is the relatively new focus on traffic as close as possible to the client device and user.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

What else would you expect from the final month of 2020 than the highest number of publicly disclosed incidents we’ve ever recorded? We logged 134 security incidents in December, which accounted for 148,354,955 breached records. That brings the total for 2020 to more than 20 billion.

FERC Approves NERC’s Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards and Directs NERC to Expand Their Scope

Data Matters

A string of Governmental announcements have increasingly sounded the alarm about the growing cybersecurity threat facing the energy sector. Among other things, these reports have announced that state-sponsored cyber actors have successfully gained access to the control rooms of utilities. Against this backdrop, it is unsurprising that energy regulators have increasingly focused their attention on cybersecurity issues.