Utilities


  • Chief scientist to lead review into Australia’s energy security

    October 7, 2016

    Australia’s chief scientist, Alan Finkel, will lead an energy security review determining whether the national electricity market can deliver reliable base load power while meeting Australia’s climate change commitments. Energy ministers held an emergency meeting on Friday and agreed to hold the independent review, which will deliver its preliminary findings in December. The communique issued after the ...

  • The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague ICS and SCADA systems

    September 30, 2016

    U.S. critical infrastructure got another reminder this week that it needs to do more to protect itself from cyber attacks with the release of an annual government report. The NCCIC/ICS-CERT FY 2015 Annual Vulnerability Coordination Report points out that nagging issues continue to plague industrial control systems (ICS) and SCADA systems, notably a dearth of access controls limiting ...

  • New Foreign Investment Control of UK Critical Infrastructure Projects

    September 16, 2016

    Changes will align the UK’s policy framework for ownership and control of critical infrastructure with other major economies. On 15 September 2016, the UK Government announced its delayed approval of the proposed construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in southwest England with an agreement in principle with French company, EDF, the principal investor ...

  • ISA Unveils Critical Infrastructure Security Training

    August 11, 2016

    The International Society of Automation (ISA) has unveiled the ISA/IEC 62443-based cybersecurity training and certificate program. Developed in partnership with aeSolutions, the program is designed to arm professionals with the knowledge to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in industrial automation and control systems, which represent an increasingly diverse and extensively connected set of technologies. ICS controls and ...