Cybersecurity

The energy sector has become a primary target for cyberattacks. This means that besides the ongoing transformation to smart grids there is, in parallel, an increased need for cyberdefense. However, deploying a smart grid without suitable cybersecurity might result in serious consequences; such as grid instability, utility fraud, the loss of user information – which would be a serious GDPR breach in Europe – or, in the worst case, could result in fatalities (if smart homes lose power in the middle of the winter and people get hurt by the cold).
Customer Service

What is the likelihood of a cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid this summer? This answer to this is complex as there are a number of aspects that factor into it. To evaluate this, we must consider the types of threat actors, the types of threats and the target – the U.S. electric grid.