Nation-State Threats to Power and Other Utilities

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A cyberattack on a power company can have catastrophic consequences. One malicious email, infected assets, or a compromised supply chain partner can lead to loss of power across entire regions. While it’s acknowledged that their distributed infrastructure, increased digitalization, and reliance on supply chain partners puts power companies at an increased risk of financially motivated […]

The Danger of Cyberattacks on the Water Sector

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As the only public utility service that we physically consume, a cyberattack on the nation’s water sector can have dangerous and even life-threatening consequences. And with a wealth of data to protect and an expanding attack surface caused by digitalization, cybersecurity vulnerabilities are prevalent — in the past year, 10% of water utilities have reported […]

The Future of Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector

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This year’s ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline network shut down 45% of the fuel supplied to the US East Coast for six days, demonstrating the disruption that malicious actors can inflict on entire nations. With digital transformation, the development of supply chains, and the shift to renewable sources all expanding attack surfaces, over half […]

Cybersecurity Risk in the Utilities Sector

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The cyber threat landscape for the utilities sector is constantly expanding to include more complex attacks from nation-state actors and other sophisticated players, who have repeatedly demonstrated their willingness to target essential infrastructure providers. In 2019, more than a dozen US utilities operators across 18 states were targeted when adversaries attempted to install malware on their […]