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.
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.
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’: