US Energy Utilities Targeted by FlowCloud Malware

Data Breach Today

energy providers have been targeted by a spear-phishing campaign attempting to spread a recently discovered Trojan called FlowCloud, according to Proofpoint research. Proofpoint Analysts Find Connections Between New Trojan and Other Attacks Several U.S.

Information management and the energy transition

OpenText Information Management

As the new Industry Strategist for the energy industry at OpenText, I’m proud to come from a US state where the energy industry is of paramount importance. Utilities Oil & Gas Energy digital transformation Information Management utilities chemical energy transition software

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The costly goldilocks approach to Energy maintenance

OpenText Information Management

For Energy companies, providing reliable and effective services depends on reliable and effective maintenance to ensure assets are — you guessed it — reliable and effective.

Energy industry 2021 predictions

OpenText Information Management

2020 sent shock waves across oil and gas, utilities and mining organizations, creating dramatic shifts in supply and demand, revenue streams and productivity. Mining companies, meanwhile, are … The post Energy industry 2021 predictions appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Energy asset information deserves to be seen

OpenText Information Management

That’s how McKinsey & Company refers to the quest by energy companies to get value from digital technologies. Many organizations within the oil and gas, utility and … The post Energy asset information deserves to be seen appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

How cloud accelerates the energy race

OpenText Information Management

Are we working toward energy transition or are we in an energy race? Not only do we need to safely and sustainably deliver energy to 9.7 Industries Utilities Oil & Gas OpenText World Cloud Computing Content management Oil and Gas utilities

Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector

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At a time when energy commodity prices are at all-time lows, operational excellence has become a necessity for utilities to remain competitive. The post Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector appeared first on DXC Blogs.

How utilities can boost engagement, retention, and profits

OpenText Information Management

Utilities have undertaken a large transformation journey to leverage new technologies (such as AI, IoT, robotics, etc.) Customer Experience Utilities customer experience for utilities digital experience for utilities

Utilities, Energy Sector Attacked Mainly Via IT, Not ICS

Threatpost

Critical Infrastructure administrative credentials attack behaviors data exfiltration energy sector ICS Industrial Control Systems Spying the report utilities vectraStealing administrative credentials to carry out months-long spy campaigns is a top threat.

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Driving innovation in the energy industry

OpenText Information Management

Worldwide demand for energy is growing faster than ever, leading to rapid changes in the energy industry and in the wider world beyond. PwC says the sector faces a “big change… [that] may … The post Driving innovation in the energy industry appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

Supporting the essential energy industry

OpenText Information Management

But there are some essentials that, even with all that we are … The post Supporting the essential energy industry appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Industries Utilities Oil & Gas Mobility mobile Content

Siemens Shares Incident Response Playbook for Energy Infrastructure

Dark Reading

The playbook simulates a cyberattack on the energy industry to educate regulators, utilities, and IT and OT security experts

From ‘ghost chasing’ to intelligent operations for energy companies

OpenText Information Management

Like every industry, the energy sectors are undertaking digital transformation. But despite years of pursuing operational excellence, many energy companies are still struggling to create an integrated and optimized environment within operations.

What’s holding back operational excellence in the utility sector?

OpenText Information Management

Once upon a time, the utility industry was a relatively simple place to be. It was all about the safe and consistent generation and distribution of energy with good capacity planning, minimal outages and happy customers. Governments and industry bodies got busy with new legislation … The post What’s holding back operational excellence in the utility sector?

New APT ChamelGang Targets energy and aviation companies in Russia

Security Affairs

ChamelGang APT is a new cyberespionage group that focuses on fuel and energy organizations and aviation industry in Russia. The attackers placed collected data on web servers on the compromised network and then downloaded them using the Wget utility.

Enterprise asset management puts focus on content for energy companies

OpenText Information Management

Assets are the lifeblood of the energy industry. As new layers of change – including deregulation, new legislation, new market entrants, new consumption patterns – impact the sector, enterprise asset management becomes key to the profitability and long-term sustainability for many oil and gas and utility companies.

Top technology predictions for the energy industry in 2020

OpenText Information Management

Uncertainty has become the new norm in the energy industry and 2020 promises more of the same. Amidst … The post Top technology predictions for the energy industry in 2020 appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

FERC, NERC joint report on cyber incident response at electric utilities

Security Affairs

The US FERC and NERC published a study on cyber incident response at electric utilities that also includes recovery best practices. electric utilities. A cyber attack could have a severe impact on the operations of the utilities and consequent economical losses.

Energy Sector's IT Networks in the Bulls-Eye

Dark Reading

Attackers are actively infiltrating energy organizations and utilities for reconnaissance purposes

Digital disruption is in the cards for the energy sector

CGI

The pace at which digitalization is accelerating poses a major challenge for organizations in the energy sector. Traditionally, the energy sector has evolved over long investment cycles that corresponded to changes in the means of energy production and distribution.

Five technology trends driving the energy sector in 2019

OpenText Information Management

In the energy sector, it’s not just change that organizations must prepare for – it’s the speed of change. By early this … The post Five technology trends driving the energy sector in 2019 appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Analytics Digital Transformation Industry 2019 trends AI Chemical Process Industry digital transformation energy industry IoT Oil and Gas OpenText operational excellence predictive maintenance Utility Industry

We need to talk about content

OpenText Information Management

Let’s start with a question: In the current focus on digital initiatives, are energy companies overlooking the importance of content? Utilities digital transformation utilities Energy solutions

Coronavirus-themed campaign targets energy sector with PoetRAT

Security Affairs

Threat actors employed the previously-undetected PoetRAT Trojan in a Coronavirus-themed campaign aimed at government and energy sectors. . The malware infected ICS and SCADA systems used to control the wind turbines within the renewable energy sector.

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition

CGI

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored our need for a reliable energy supply, which is something we typically take for granted.

DoS attack the caused disruption at US power utility exploited a known flaw

Security Affairs

A DoS attack that caused disruptions at a power utility in the United States exploited a flaw in a firewall used in the facility. In May, the Department of Energy confirmed that on March 5, 2019, between 9 a.m. a cyber event disrupted energy grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The report did not include the name of the utility company that suffered the incident. . SecurityAffairs – power utility, hacking).

Incentivizing public utilities to enhance cybersecurity: FERC’s proposed regulation

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Because technology changes faster than regulatory standards, in 2020, FERC staff “reasoned that an incentive-based framework would allow a public utility to tailor its request for incentives to the potential challenges it faces and take responsive action.

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition

CGI

Balancing speed and stability to reinvent utility operations for the energy transition. The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored our need for a reliable energy supply, which is something we typically take for granted. What utilities leaders can learn from retail banking successes.

Is customer engagement the answer to the ‘existential threat’ facing Utility companies?

OpenText Information Management

Enhanced customer engagement was shown to be the top outcome that UK Utility companies looked for from their digital transformation initiatives. That’s according to research that has just been completed by Utility Week and OpenText™. This blog looks at the reason that customer engagement is so important for the industry and whether a fresh perspective … The post Is customer engagement the answer to the ‘existential threat’ facing Utility companies?

Data Encryption Shields the Energy Sector Against Emerging Threats

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Data Encryption Shields the Energy Sector Against Emerging Threats. The energy sector is part of the critical national infrastructure (CNI), and delivers services that are essential for modern life. Energy services companies are a lucrative target for adversaries.

US Utilities Targeted with LookBack RAT in a new phishing campaign

Security Affairs

Security experts at Proofpoint observed a new wave of phishing attacks aimed at US Utilities in an attempt to deliver the LookBack RAT. Security experts at Proofpoint have discovered a new series of phishing attacks targeting entities US utilities in an attempt to deliver the LookBack RAT. targeting three US companies in the utility sector. This time the attackers used phishing emails impersonating a licensing body related to the utilities sector.

Dept. of Energy Launches Plan to Protect Electric Grid from Cyberattack

Dark Reading

Over the next 100 days, the DoE will work with electric utilities to improve visibility, detection, and response for industrial control systems

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). DERs are smaller power-generation resources, usually located on the consumer side, that provide energy where it is needed. From a cybersecurity perspective, DERs pose new and unique challenges for utilities.

Document Storage for the Energy Industry

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If you work in the energy industry, it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the most heavily regulated. To comply with government regulations, an energy company might have tens of thousands of documents that need to be physically stored, scanned or destroyed.

[Podcast] IIM Challenges and Opportunities in the Energy Industry

AIIM

The energy industry plays a crucial role in all our lives. Information—energy utilities run on millions of documents to accomplish complex business operations and support their foundational principles: ensuring worker safety and providing reliable energy to end-users at a reasonable cost.

Reading Municipal Light Department, an electric utility in Massachusetts, hit by ransomware

Security Affairs

The Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), an electric utility in Massachusetts, announced it was hit by a ransomware attack. This week, the Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), an electric utility in Massachusetts, announced it was hit by a ransomware attack.

What does asset performance optimization mean for energy and manufacturing?

OpenText Information Management

These conversations boiled down the three core issues around asset performance: deploying digital technologies, the ‘first to be second’ approach and the … The post What does asset performance optimization mean for energy and manufacturing? Analytics Digital Process Automation Digital Transformation Enterprise World IoT AI Enterprise World 2019 industrial IoT Manufacturing Industry Oil and Gas Predictive Analytics predictive maintenance Utility Industry

Dept. of Energy announced the Liberty Eclipse exercise to test electrical grid against cyber attacks

Security Affairs

This is the first time the Department of Energy will test the electrical grid’s ability to recover from a blackout caused by cyberattacks. The Department of Energy wants to test the resilience of an electrical grid to a cyber attack, so it’s going to launch the first hands-on exercise to test the ability of the operators of such infrastructure in recovering from a blackout caused by a cyber attack.

How to deliver operational excellence in utilities

OpenText Information Management

As the energy landscape evolves and wholesale costs continue to rise, utility companies are under increasing pressure to meet the expectations of consumers and shareholders. From smart grids to smart meters and even smarter … The post How to deliver operational excellence in utilities appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

The future of energy services: time for a step change in using data to improve the customer experience

CGI

While robotic process automation (RPA) can be used to automate many industry processes, how do utilities ensure they automate the right processes rather than just use “tech for tech’s sake”?

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition

CGI

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition. Early in September, we invited a number of our clients from around Europe to participate in a roundtable discussion on energy flexibility. Read more about energy flexibility.