Digitalisation and Cyber Resilience: Why the Energy and Utilities Sector Is a Top Target for Cybercrime

Credit to Author: Fabien Rech| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 14:30:14 +0000

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The energy and utilities sector is not just the lifeblood of the world’s economy, but fundamental to society’s existence as a whole. Yet, recent events have highlighted just how volatile and unpredictable it can be. Output is influenced by everything from weather patterns to war, and no business, consumer, or household is immune from the […]

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Security of Cyber-Physical Systems

Credit to Author: P.R. Kumar| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 14:10:18 +0000

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“Cyber-physical systems” are the next generation of closely integrated physical and cyber systems. Several critical systems such as the power grid, autonomous transportation systems, and process control systems are examples of cyber-physical systems. They are liable to be attacked by malicious agents who can compromise the sensor measurements being used to control them. Indeed, there […]

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NERC Warns of Mounting Reliability Risks, Urges Preparation for Challenging Summer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 19 May 2022 20:10:17 +0000

An unprecedented array of risks—ranging from capacity shortfalls, extreme weather, extended drought, supply chain issues, cybersecurity, solar PV tripping, fuel constraints, to wildfires—could imperil the reliability of nearly every North American bulk power system (BPS) region west of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) this summer, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) warns in […]

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Quantum Technology: Applications in Cybersecurity for Power Utilities

Credit to Author: Rouven Floeter| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 11:37:22 +0000

With the advent and implementation of smart grid infrastructure across power utilities, there has been a paradigm shift in the efficiencies of the grid. The use of digital communication technology has led to high-speed communication enablement across various components as well as better data analysis and real-time control. This has proven to be advantageous not […]

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Electric Vehicle Manufacturers Mobilize Behind Charging Cybersecurity at NREL

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 11:56:05 +0000

Members of the electric vehicle (EV) industry gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in early April to evaluate enhanced cybersecurity for the connections between electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. By Connor O’Neil, NREL  As more EVs enter the market and connect to the electrical system, potentially exposing cyber vulnerabilities, vehicle security is drawing […]

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NREL Builds Out National Capability To Derisk Big Changes In Grid Infrastructure

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Mon, 02 May 2022 11:56:05 +0000

Members of the electric vehicle (EV) industry gathered at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in early April to evaluate enhanced cybersecurity for the connections between electric vehicles and charging infrastructure. By Connor O’Neil, NREL  As more EVs enter the market and connect to the electrical system, potentially exposing cyber vulnerabilities, vehicle security is drawing […]

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Four Questions You Must Ace to Ensure Sound Cybersecurity in OT Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:21:10 +0000

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Some cybersecurity experts believe hackers today pose a greater threat than ever to power plants and electric grids. Much of the operational technology (OT) used in power stations and throughout the grid was installed at a time when cybersecurity was more of an afterthought than a focal point in the system design. Furthermore, the pool […]

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Goldman Sachs Stake in Fortress Underscores Supply Chain Cybersecurity Priority

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 13:19:10 +0000

A Goldman Sachs private equity business is taking a stake in critical industry cybersecurity firm Fortress Information Security. The $125 million investment underscores a heightened awareness of supply chain vulnerabilities within the investor community. Fortress, which announced the investment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Equity on April 19, said it also highlights a wider […]

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Distributed Renewables Cyber Resilience

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:51:28 +0000

The benefits of renewable energy continue to grow, with wind generation supplying 9.2% of generation in the U.S. and up to 22.6% in other western countries like Germany. Solar is at 2.8% in the U.S. (for utility-scale installations) and near 10% in Germany. Through diversification and greater distribution system integration, the application of renewable energy […]

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Conversations That Matter: Social media, good or bad?

Credit to Author: Massey Padgham| Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 14:00:05 +0000

Don’t you wish there was an app that lets you know which one of the people you know is an opinionated, bigoted, racist, misogynistic, conspiracy theory idiot? Oh wait, there is! In fact, there are many. Collectively, they are known as social media. “That is a big problem,” says Cody Buntain, an assistant professor at […]

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