Reflecting on the Colonial Pipeline attack: Utilities must ensure their OT is cybersecure

The biggest news in the utilities industry right now is the ransomware hack of the Colonial Pipeline, a 5,500-mile-long oil and gas pipeline that stretches along the east coast of the United States from New Jersey all the way to Texas.

Meet South Western Utility X: The ultimate digital utility

South Western Utility X has a fully digitalized operation. Every single employee, from the CEO to the field tech, is on board and trained in the technology.

SAP issues cybersecurity alert: What you can do to protect your ERP

Here’s how the SAP Community can mitigate the risk of a widespread cybersecurity incident involving their SAP systems. By Rob Roberts On April 6, enterprise resource planning (ERP) software stalwart SAP and cloud consulting firm Onapsis...

Cybersecurity expert: If you use SolarWinds, they got you

Once the attackers have access to root passwords, Cui said that then they can they start doing real damage.
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National Grid Partners has fresh influx of cash to invest in energy technology startups

With a track record of investments in innovative companies like AIDash, LineVision, Carbon Lighthouse, and many others, National Grid Partners (NGP) said this week that it received a new investment allocation of $150 million. Since...

If 25% of US utilities downloaded the malicious SolarWinds software, could the grid go...

According to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), about 25% of its 1500 registered entities – comprised of users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system in North America – indicated that...

What’s an SBOM and why utilities need it to fight ransomware attacks

The real benefits and value of SBOM information is only realized when the information is applied in practice to detect risks or for asset and license management and other use case purposes.

New US DOE report offers pathways to support the electricity system of the future

A national transmission policy is one of several recommendations. A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides a suite of recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system in light...

Securing smart grid supply chains with a zero trust mindset

Where connectivity is everywhere and many systems can be vital, a successful cyberattack against the power grid could severely disrupt power-dependent critical or essential infrastructure and services including traffic lights and cameras, public transportation, hospitals, water systems, manufacturing, data centers, etc.

Cyber threats: A perfect storm approaching the utilities sector

With utilities undergoing innovation and digital transformation, now more than ever, we need to be vigilant. Many cyber criminals are using the rapid pace of technological change to create new attack vectors, posing a significant risk to the overall infrastructure.