Grid security insights for 2017: Pressure mounts to prevent physical attacks

Grid security insights for 2017: Pressure mounts to prevent physical attacks

The new year will bring security challenges and its share of opportunities.

12/12/16

Above the lines: Addressing grid security in the press

Above the lines: Addressing grid security in the press

The electricity industry continues to improve its security posture, yet we are drowning in a sea of negative press.

11/04/16

Security convergence in a utility environment

Security convergence in a utility environment

It used to be that physical, operational and IT security were managed in isolation. However, criminals, activists and competitors don’t think that way and will use any vulnerability to gain access to your sensitive systems or...

10/11/16

Combating insider threats faced by utilities

Combating insider threats faced by utilities

Today, grid operators face daily external threats from cyber hackers and criminals vandalizing or destroying company assets. While protections are in place to help prevent these external threats, utilities must realize that insiders...

09/01/16

The modern look of a utility's chief security officer

The modern look of a utility's chief security officer

Security has received more attention in the last several years and organizations have realized that they lack a designated individual with the appropriate authority to carry out the security responsibilities of an organization. Enter...

08/04/16

Security from the outside looking in

Security from the outside looking in

Utilities that utilize red team exercises can benefit from the knowledge they produce, so long as you have executive buy in and are willing to take potential criticism.

07/12/16

Maintaining a utility's security and reputational risk is vitally important

Maintaining a utility's security and reputational risk is vitally important

Building a utility's reputation may take years, but it can be damaged or destroyed very quickly from a security event. Reputational risk is regarded as the greatest threat to a company's market value and standing in the community.

05/04/16

At the intersection of energy risk management and facility security

At the intersection of energy risk management and facility security

Security professionals in the utility sector must understand the distinct difference between risks, threats, and vulnerabilities and how they all provide useful data points for an effective risk management program. The outputs of this...

04/01/16

Protecting vital electricity infrastructure

Protecting vital electricity infrastructure

Attacks on critical infrastructure, specifically electric generation and transmission facilities, could be used to cause widespread panic and create economic distress.There is increased awareness of potential risks to the electric...

03/01/16

Public-private cyber threat intelligence sharing necessary in electricity industry

Public-private cyber threat intelligence sharing necessary in electricity industry

Cybersecurity professionals are hungry for a strategic advantage to battle new denial of service attacks and unauthorized access to systems. The electricity industry has started to focus its efforts on combating the issue head-on...

02/12/16

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