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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Climbing the world’s tallest mountain: Energy sustainability

OpenText Information Management

Looking at the snow-covered mountains, I couldn’t help but think of what our guest keynote speaker … The post Climbing the world’s tallest mountain: Energy sustainability appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Hello from Alaska!

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Feds Charge 4 Russians With Long-Term Energy Sector Attacks

Data Breach Today

Nuclear Plants, Utilities, and Oil and Gas Firms Allegedly Targeted by Hackers The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed two indictments against suspected Russian nation-state actors on conspiracy charges for attacks on the global energy sector.

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U.S. FERC Proposes Revisions to Cybersecurity Incentives for Utilities

Data Matters

On September 22, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) regarding Incentives for Advanced Cybersecurity Investment, requesting comment on proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Federal Power Act (FPA).

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 Transitioning to a sustainable energy future

OpenText Information Management

Around the world, energy costs are spiking to record-high prices and aren’t expected to subside anytime soon. In fact, according to the World Bank, the price of energy commodities is expected to be 46 percent higher on average in 2023.

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The 3-minute test for energy companies

OpenText Information Management

But in the Energy sector, we seem to … The post The 3-minute test for energy companies appeared first on OpenText Blogs. Utilities Oil & Gas Energy Content CloudIt’s been 25 years since Bill Gates declared, “Content is king.” And how right he was.

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Driving operational excellence through automation in the utilities sector

DXC

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.

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Feds Charge Four Russians With Energy Sector Attacks

Data Breach Today

Men Allegedly Targeted Utilities, Nuclear Plants, Oil and Gas Firms The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed two indictments against suspected Russian nation-state actors on conspiracy charges for attacks on the global energy sector. This move comes as the U.S. government warns of the chance of cyberattacks as a result of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine

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Revolutionizing the customer experience in energy and utilities with the cloud

CGI

Energy and utilities companies are increasingly moving to the cloud to gain a number of business advantages, including enhanced data security and access.

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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

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U.S. FERC Proposes Revisions to Cybersecurity Incentives for Utilities

Data Matters

On September 22, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) regarding Incentives for Advanced Cybersecurity Investment, requesting comment on proposed revisions to regulations implementing the Federal Power Act (FPA).

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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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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

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DMEA Colorado electric utility hit by a disruptive cyberattack

Security Affairs

A ransomware attack hit an electric utility in Colorado causing a significant disruption and damage. The Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) is a local electric cooperative located in Colorado, it is part of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.

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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.

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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

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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

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Why modern data management and governance is essential in energy and utilities

Collibra

The energy and utilities sector is primed for unprecedented disruption through innovation over the next five years. Across the globe, there is a concerted effort to decarbonize the energy system. Customer video: Galp uses data governance to transform the energy sector .

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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?

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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.

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7 ways energy and utility companies can act on the 2022 IPCC climate and energy system findings

CGI

“It is the defining issue of our age. It is the central challenge of our century. It is unacceptable, outrageous and self-defeating to put it on the back burner.”

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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.

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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.

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Energy Sector's IT Networks in the Bulls-Eye

Dark Reading

Attackers are actively infiltrating energy organizations and utilities for reconnaissance purposes

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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.

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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

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Hoosier Energy Transforms Their Design Processes with Adept Engineering Document Management

Synergis Software

Who is Hoosier Energy? Hoosier Energy takes an “all of the above” approach to generation resources with a mix of coal, natural gas, renewable energy resources. And in 2023, the utility is scheduled to retire its last remaining coal plant in Merom, IN

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

Data Protection Report

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.

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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.

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[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.

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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).

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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). 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.