The Electrical Grid Is Vulnerable To Solar Panel Hackers

The Electrical Grid Is Vulnerable To Solar Panel Hackers

The Daily Caller’s energy reporter Tim Pearce shines a light on just how vulnerable our electric grid is to cyber attacks from hackers — emphasizing on the importance of either having a secure network to run these mission critical applications or taking their tech offline completely.

Why state and local government still struggle with cybersecurity

Why state and local government still struggle with cybersecurity

GCN reporter, Tom Ruff, dives into the main struggles and roadblocks state and local government face when dealing with cyber security, including Tight budgets, lack of talent in the workforce and the constantly evolving nature of threats.

Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

Will America’s Epic Eclipse Impact Our Electric Grid?

George Dvorsky discusses how America’s first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century will impact our electric gird — and grid operators are already taking the appropriate measures to assure our grid’s resilience.

How a hacker could take down the electric grid

How a hacker could take down the electric grid

CNN Tech’s Selena Larson illustrates a scenario where hackers take down our national power grid, severely debilitating and compromising our day to day routines, as we’ve seen already happening in Ukraine.

Is Natural Gas Threatening Grid Reliability?

Is Natural Gas Threatening Grid Reliability?

Aaron Larson from Power Mag explains how merchant coal and nuclear power plants are struggling to keep with natural gas-fired generation and renewable resources.

At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity

At Black Hat Conference, good guy hackers have a bleak view of US cybersecurity

CNBC’s Aditi Roy examines last month’s Black Hat Conference held at the Black Hat Network Operations Center at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, where 15,000 cybersecurity professionals from companies like FireEye and RSA gathered to discuss various topics from data breaches to DDoS attacks.

How to protect the power grid from low-budget cyberattacks

How to protect the power grid from low-budget cyberattacks

This HelpNet Security feature explains how utilities can protect our power grid from low-budget cyberattacks such as the recent WannaCry and ExPetya malware, which shows the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure systems - show how essential each step is for the energy industry to consider the implications of their communication efforts.

Radiation detection devices open to cyber attack, researcher finds

Radiation detection devices open to cyber attack, researcher finds

ComputerWeekly security editor, Warwick Ashford, examines the various security flaws found in different devices that are used to detect radiation in mission critical facilities countrywide - welcoming cyber threats and the potential for malicious activity into our national grid.

West’s push for one big electric grid gains steam

West’s push for one big electric grid gains steam

Jonathan Thompson from The-Journal.com dives into the Western electrical grid's plan to take advantage of increasing amount of renewable nergy sources while abandoning fossil fuels, with the goal of all separate utility authorities rejoicing as one.

Russia says in talks with US to create cybersecurity working group: RIA

Russia says in talks with US to create cybersecurity working group: RIA

This CNBC article explains Russia’s plans to initiate a partnership with the United States in efforts to mitigate and eventually put an end to the ongoing cyber-threats — although this partnership is initially receiving some resistance from Republicans in the White House who believe Moscow cannot be trusted.

Your Guide To Russia's Infrastructure Hacking Teams

Your Guide To Russia's Infrastructure Hacking Teams

Wired cybersecurity reporter, Andy Greenberg, examines the Soviet nation’s multiple hacker teams who have been actively developing and deploying malware attacks against several nations’ critical infrastructures, including the U.S.

Ukrainian Software Firm’s Servers Seized After Cyber Attack

Ukrainian Software Firm’s Servers Seized After Cyber Attack

This NBC News article explains how an accounting software firm (M.E.Doc) is being suspected of spreading a malware virus that crippled computer systems at major companies around the world, although Ukrainian cyber police isn’t assured as to who was behind the attacks.

Ukraine Scrambles to Contain New Cyber Threat After 'NotPetya' Attack

Ukraine Scrambles to Contain New Cyber Threat After 'NotPetya' Attack

Jack Stubbs and Matthias Williams from Reuters share the current entrance points and vulnerabilities found by the Ukrainian Presidential Administration regarding the recent “NotPetya” wiper malware — and just how malicious the threat is not only to Ukraine but other countries' cyber-security efforts around the globe.