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Cybersecurity


Three Things Utility Companies Need to Do to Prevent the Next Cyberattack

For the better part of the past decade, utility companies have been more concerned with the potential for outages than cyberattacks, but this has changed over the past several months.…



Monitor, Teach, Protect: Three Priorities for Insider Threat Prevention in the Energy Sector

In December 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new subcommittee focused on the nation’s electric grid. The Grid Resilience for National Security subcommittee was a response to increasing…


Standardized Software Bill of Materials Needed to Power Energy Cybersecurity

  COMMENTARY Supply chain security is top of mind these days for policymakers and regulators focused on protecting the utility industry and other critical infrastructure. A cyber vulnerability with a…


Show Preview: Connected Plant Conference

POWER and Chemical Engineering magazines are hosting the fifth annual Connected Plant Conference (CPC), taking place Aug. 30–Sept. 1, 2021, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. CPC is…


Biden Signs National Security Memo Addressing Industrial Control System Cybersecurity 

The Biden administration is moving to add more safeguards to the nation’s critical infrastructure by establishing a new voluntary public-private collaboration that will focus wholly on industrial control systems (ICS)…


Data Breaches Cost More Than $4 Million Per Incident, Power Industry at High Risk

IBM Security reported on July 28 that the average cost of recent data breaches was $4.24 million per incident, the highest cost ever recorded by the company in 17 years…