Purdue joins U.S. Department of Energy supported Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute led by the University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) today formally launched the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), a $111 million public-private partnership. Led by UTSA, the university will enter into a five-year corporative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Read More …

Adventures in MQTT Part II: Identifying MQTT Brokers in the Wild

The use of publicly accessible MQTT brokers is prevalent across numerous verticals and technology fields. I was able to identify systems related to energy production, hospitality, finance, healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, building management, surveillance, workplace safety, vehicle fleet management, shipping, construction, Read More …

Security of supply is crucial to the future energy system says IEA

Security of supply needs a more comprehensive approach if the energy transformation challenges are to be met, IEA indicates in a new report. Evolving challenges include cyber threats, extreme weather events and not least the rapidly growing shares of variable Read More …

Pylon Damage Leaves 50% of Herat without Electricity

Unknown militants destroyed an electricity pylon that transfers the energy to Herat province, the office of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) said in a statement on Wednesday. According to the statement, the militants destroyed a pylon that imports electricity from Read More …

Cyber Risks Are Top of Mind Throughout the Power Sector

The electric power sector in the United States has a long history of facing threats to our infrastructure—whether they are natural or man‐made. While cyberthreats are indeed much more complex, particularly when you consider that some of our cyber adversaries Read More …

Netwalker ransomware hits Pakistan’s largest private power utility

K-Electric, the sole electricity provider for Karachi, Pakistan, has suffered a Netwalker ransomware attack that led to the disruption of billing and online services. K-Electric is Pakistan’s largest power supplier, serving 2.5 million customers and employing over 10 thousand people. Read More …

Cyberthreats for ICS in Energy in Europe. Q1 2020

Computers in European countries which are used to configure, maintain and control equipment in the energy industry on which Kaspersky products are installed. This includes Windows computers on which various software packages for the energy industry are installed, including but Read More …