Utilities Must Constantly Be on Offense in Cat-and-Mouse Game Against Hackers

Facing increased risk by hackers, utilities are ramping up cybersecurity

For power suppliers wanting to be vigilant about the threat that hackers pose to the grid, a March 2019 intrusion may have been a benign warning about vulnerability. When hackers disabled a Utah-based  renewable  energy  developer’s control system for about a dozen solar and wind farms in the  West, the grid’s operators were left blinded for more than 10 hours to those 500 megawatts of generation sites. Thankfully, no outages  resulted.

Codecon: Bloomberg's Own Bit of March Madness


Originally posted on Bloomberg Now. 

We still have a bit of “March Madness” going on at Bloomberg.

HackTrain: The Journey Continues


Originally posted on Bloomberg Now

Last month, 40 developers from across Europe travelled over 800 miles in 56 hours on a quest to revolutionise the rail industry.

Powered by Bloomberg, HackTrain and its contestants produced a host of working prototypes addressing some of the problems facing the UK’s rail companies and their passengers.

NYU Polytechnic's Hacker in Residence, Dan Guido, Visits Symantec Cyber Career Connections (SC3) Students in Brooklyn

By Lora Phillips, Symantec's Senior Manager, Global Corporate Responsibility

As the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3) students embark on their internships, which started in February, we visit with one of the guest lecturers that taught a session at the Brooklyn pilot site.

Cyber Crooks Getting Smarter – but Users Aren’t

Trend Micro’s global CTO says the bad guys reading the analyst’s notes and security company reports, and that many users are struggling to keep up.

Raimund Genes knows a thing or two about cyber crime. As Chief Technical Officer of security vendor Trend Micro, he’s seen it all. He is currently in Australia for Trend Micro’s Evolve series of industry conferences.

He believes IT security has changed dramatically in recent years ,and made users’ jobs much more difficult. This is because of what he calls the ‘three Cs’:

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