Report: Electrical grid cybersecurity efforts across U.S. government are ‘fragmented’

Report: Electrical grid cybersecurity efforts across U.S. government are ‘fragmented’

Chris Bing of CyberScoop highlights findings from a recent report made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the cybersecurity efforts made for the power grid. The report claims that while federal efforts remain fragmented, significant progress has been made in establishing policies, programs and technologies to protect the power grid from cyber threats.

Cybersecurity of the Power Grid: A Growing Challenge

Cybersecurity of the Power Grid: A Growing Challenge

U.S. News & World Report shares a report by Manimaran Govindarasu and Adam Hahn of The Conversation highlight the emerging threat of computerized control abuse by hackers and the challenges in protecting the U.S. power grid from cyber threats similar to the Ukranian grid attack. 

 Electric industry says protecting electric grid from cyberattacks top priority

Electric industry says protecting electric grid from cyberattacks top priority

The Daily Energy Insider editorial team highlights concerns from the House Subcommittee on Energy's hearing on to examine the electricity sector’s efforts to respond to cyber threats and ensure the reliability of the nation’s transmission systems in light of the evolution of smart grid technology.

The rise and rise of DDoS attacks

The rise and rise of DDoS attacks

The editorial team at IT Online explores the changing threat landscape presented by the emergence of Internet of Things botnets and the increased scale and complexity of DDoS attacks.   

What's In Store For Global Cyber Security In 2017

What's In Store For Global Cyber Security In 2017

Contributing writer Luca Berni of Forbes explores the cyber threat landscape throughout 2016 and provides insight on the cyber threat outlook for 2017 including geopolitical shifts and technological advances which can potentially create and unprecedentedly complex cyber landscape.  

Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost

Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost

Diane Cardwell of The New York Times explores the recent efforts by the California power utilities to incorporate more renewable energy into the grid through the use of advanced battery storage by Tesla. 

Focus: Grid Outages from Failures of Power Line Clusters

Focus: Grid Outages from Failures of Power Line Clusters

The APS Physics editorial team explores how researchers have found that when there is a major failure of the electrical power grid, clusters of power lines tend to fail as correlated groups, rather than completely independently and how to predict the likelihood of future failures.

Energy Department Warns of ‘Imminent’ Cyberattack on Power Grid

Energy Department Warns of ‘Imminent’ Cyberattack on Power Grid

Chris Bing of FedScoop explores the Energy Department's recent report claiming that advancements in the grid for data communications ave resulted in greater integration of networks, which requires improved security to avoid oncoming cyber attack risks. 

 

New Cyberattack in U.S. With Possible Ties to Russia

New Cyberattack in U.S. With Possible Ties to Russia

The team at WYMT reports on the confirmation, made by a Vermont state utility, regarding the identification of the Grizzly Steppe malware code, used by Russian hackers, on one of its laptops. 

 

Renewable Energy Investments In A Transitioning World

Renewable Energy Investments In A Transitioning World

Roy L. Hales of CleanTechnica spoke with Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist of the International Energy Agency, about the changing landscape of energy investment including the increased presence of renewable energy such as wind and solar.