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FERC Requires New NERC Reliability Standards for Reporting Cyber Incidents

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on July 19, 2018, that it is directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) “to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability Standards to augment the mandatory reporting of cybersecurity incidents, including incidents that might facilitate subsequent efforts to harm the reliable operation of the bulk … Continue Reading

Power Company Fined for Contractor Copying Data to its Own Insecure Network

Vendor management continues to be a problem for all industries, but some are scarier than others. The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) recently provided notice to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that an unidentified power company has reached a settlement with the Western Electricity Coordinating Council for $2.7 million to resolve two violations of … Continue Reading

Authorities Investigating Cyber Intrusion of Numerous U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

It’s scary to think about, but anything that is online is hackable. Including critical infrastructure like nuclear power plants. It has been reported that U.S. authorities are investigating a cyber intrusion that has hit numerous nuclear power generation sites in the past few months. The attack has been named “Nuclear 17.” Although details of the … Continue Reading
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