Utilities


  • Major Irish utility networks vulnerable to cyber attacks set to have security increased

    September 19, 2018

    Our water supplies, electricity and gas grids and phone networks are all vulnerable to cyber-attacks from tech-terrorists and are about to have their security beefed-up. That is because all of our utilities and essential State services are in some way or another reliant on digital technology, which in turn makes them vulnerable to digital attack. Minister Denis ...

  • Swiss Government reinforces critical infrastructure against cyber attacks

    August 27, 2018

    The Minimum Standard for ICT Resilienceexternal link launched by the Federal Office for National Economic Supply (FONES) on Monday includes 106 concrete actions covering technical measures as well as recommendations on improving internal organisation and prevention systems. It is described as a decision-making guide with advice and instructions for detecting and responding to hacking quickly and decisively. As ...

  • Energy operator ramps up security against hacker threat

    August 20, 2018

    Australia has the world’s longest single electricity grid, running more than 5000 kilometres from Port Douglas in Queensland to the bottom of Tasmania providing power to the majority of the country. Its importance goes unrecognised by Australians despite the role it plays in millions of lives every day, but a single determined hacker can take it ...

  • Smart city systems are riddled with critical security vulnerabilities

    August 9, 2018

    IBM has discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in smart city systems which could debilitate core services. At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on Monday, the cybersecurity firm’s X-Force Red team of penetration testers and hackers demonstrated how old-school threats are placing the cities of the future at risk in the present day. Smart city technology spending ...