cyberattacks

Protecting the Energy that Fuels our Nation

Around a year ago, a central energy operator in the Queensland region of Australia experienced a detrimental incident that left nearly 470,000 homes and businesses across the area without power. A number of functions were affected down to the traffic lights. Situations like this can come with dangerous consequences. And they are certainly not unique …

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Lessons Learned and What’s Ahead for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

According to OCCRP, a recent study conducted by Norwegian risk management firm DNV found that more than half of energy professionals surveyed “believe cyberattacks on the industry in the near future will result in a loss of life and many companies are not doing enough to protect themselves.” While focused on the energy sector, this …

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The Threat Against Critical Infrastructure: Cybersecurity Goes Beyond Borders

Concerns around Russia’s retaliation to sanctions placed on the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine have a major focus – cyberattacks. The White House recently released a statement urging organizations to prepare for this possibility, with a particular emphasis on industries dependent on industrial control systems. This comes amid the administration’s other warning …

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Geopolitical Conflict and Increasing Industrial Control Vulnerabilities Warn that the Time for Cybersecurity Action is Now

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has cybersecurity concerns at an all-time high. This is particularly true for critical infrastructure systems. While there has been no direct threat yet, we continue to sharpen our understanding of the vulnerabilities exposing these networks to potential detriment if they were to be attacked. Not only do we have recent history …

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Attack on German Fuel Supplier Escalates Concerns Over Infrastructure Cybersecurity

In a growing list of critical infrastructure cyber events, Germany recently joined as one of the latest sites to be hit by the trickle-down effects of an attack. When Marquard & Bahls, a logistics group, was targeted by what is believed to have been a ransomware or malware attack, two of its supply affiliates were …

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