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.

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.

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Utilities, Energy Sector Attacked Mainly Via IT, Not ICS

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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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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.

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

Enterprise asset management puts focus on content for energy companies

OpenText Information Management

Assets are the lifeblood of the energy industry. Effectively harnessing the data and information within the … The post Enterprise asset management puts focus on content for energy companies appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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.

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.

[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.

Energy Sector's IT Networks in the Bulls-Eye

Dark Reading

Attackers are actively infiltrating energy organizations and utilities for reconnaissance purposes

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. SecurityAffairs – power utility, hacking).

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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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).

US Utilities Targeted with LookBack RAT in a new phishing campaign

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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.

What does asset performance optimization mean for energy and manufacturing?

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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?

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.

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?

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. “Utilities can’t just flip a few switches to bring the lights on following a major shutdown.

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

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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.

Engie Electrabel migrates customer documentation to the cloud

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As the top producer and supplier of energy in Belgium, Engie Electrabel generates more than 3.5 Globally, the utilities industry has undergone a … The post Engie Electrabel migrates customer documentation to the cloud appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition

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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.

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 5): Utilities decentralize organizational models to meet consumer needs

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Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 5): Utilities decentralize organizational models to meet consumer needs. To address these key challenges, utilities are moving toward decentralizing their organizational structures.

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 4): Utilities’ pursuit of new business models accelerates

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Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 4): Utilities’ pursuit of new business models accelerates. Some utilities even provide vehicle-to-grid services and home energy management systems to help consumers manage their electricity usage.

The energy sector's perfect storm

Collaboration 2.0

The energy sector has never looked more interesting - can the staid utility industry embrace the digital transformation strategic models required to stay relevant or will they be crushed in the emerging battle between tech and energy companies

Aging assets stand in the way of operational excellence

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Industries Utilities Oil & Gas digital asset management Energy Operational ExcellenceOperational excellence (OPEX) is a goal that the oil and gas sector has been striving to reach for years.

NERC $10,000,000 Fine of Public Utility Highlights the Need for Cybersecurity Preparedness and CIP Compliance Programs

Data Matters

On January 25, 2019, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to approve a settlement issuing a record $10 million fine against an unidentified utility resulting from violations of critical infrastructure protection standards (“CIP”) occurring mostly between 2015 and 2018 (referred to hereafter as the “Settlement Agreement”). Cybersecurity Energy Enforcement Information Security National Security

Insight-driven decisions are required to operate digital energy grids - and keep my EV charged

CGI

Insight-driven decisions are required to operate digital energy grids - and keep my EV charged. Last summer, I had an experience that made me realize how, in the future, utility network operators will need to work based on data they get from assets they may or may not own.

Solving data challenges to accelerate the energy transition

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Solving data challenges to accelerate the energy transition. The energy transition is a technological, cultural and organizational sea change—and data is the means by which utilities can solve the foundational challenges of the transition.

Embracing digital technologies to build a low-carbon society: Are local energy communities the answer?

CGI

Embracing digital technologies to build a low-carbon society: Are local energy communities the answer? Are local energy communities the answer? The current energy system is demand led and is a centralized top-down system—essentially one-way traffic from production to consumption.

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility?

CGI

Are central markets the answer to commoditizing energy flexibility? These parties trade energy using forecasts based on long-term standard patterns of usage at the residential level, now disrupted by local PV installation. What is energy flexibility?

Strategize your next move to become a utilities leader, delivering value at scale and pace

CGI

Strategize your next move to become a utilities leader, delivering value at scale and pace. Additionally, utilities leaders say their IT investments have increased, and they have moved beyond progressing with discrete digital projects, such as mobile applications.

The energy sector's perfect storm

Collaboration 2.0

The energy sector has never looked more interesting - can the staid utility industry embrace the digital transformation strategic models required to stay relevant or will they be crushed in the emerging battle between tech and energy companies?

The energy sector's perfect storm

Collaboration 2.0

The energy sector has never looked more interesting - can the staid utility industry embrace the digital transformation strategic models required to stay relevant or will they be crushed in the emerging battle between tech and energy companies?

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.”

Key strategies and technologies to help utilities respond to a “storm” never seen before

CGI

Key strategies and technologies to help utilities respond to a “storm” never seen before. For more than three decades, I served at a leading electric utility, responding to numerous storms to keep the lights on for customers and to support critical infrastructure.

Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile!

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Darwin’s advice to the energy sector: get agile! What does Charles Darwin have to do with digital transformation in the energy sector? Biggest challenges for the energy sector. This scenario will be enabled through so-called microgrids and energy islands. .

Delivering on the benefits of data: How utilities can get the first-mover advantage

CGI

Delivering on the benefits of data: How utilities can get the first-mover advantage. With the energy transition underway, there is a similar bold “rethink” taking place in the way energy companies view solutions, particularly around managing data.