Tag: cyber security

Basic Services

Connecticut utilities steel themselves for successful cyber intrusions

September 20, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Connecticut utility efforts to protect their networks from cybersecurity were successful last year but the state’s report highlights what has become common knowledge: hackers’ efforts are increasingly targeted, sophisticated and numerous — likely to be successful eventually. However, the report […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

DOE looks to double number of electric utilities sharing cyber threat data

August 1, 2018

Via: FCW

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced big plans for expanding participation in DOE’s Cybersecurity Risk Information Sharing Program. Read More on FCW

Social Security, Social Services

PSA: Watch out for this malicious Reddit knock-off that steals your password

February 5, 2018

Via: TNW

Redditors might want to pay extra close attention when visiting their favorite website: There is a malicious Reddit copycat that looks precisely like the real thing – but has been designed to quietly steal your username and password. What makes […]

Electric Utility, Telecommunications

Vermont public power utility quick to isolate potential cyber-threat and share information

January 3, 2017

Via: AmericanPublicPower

After detecting suspicious internet traffic that federal officials say has been linked to a Russian campaign tied to recent hacks, Vermont’s Burlington Electric Department acted quickly to isolate a single laptop on which the suspicious traffic was detected and reported […]

Electric Utility, Infrastructure

Utilities ask FERC to hold off for now on modifications of cyber standards for control centers

September 28, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Before it considers two possible modifications to critical infrastructure protection standards to address the cybersecurity of the control centers that are used to monitor and control the bulk electric system, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission should allow more time to […]