Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls

A cyber-security incident that impacted a US power grid entity earlier this year was not as dangerous as initially thought, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said last week. In a report highlighting the “lessons learned” from a past Read More …

FERC, NERC propose to publicly identify utilities violating cybersecurity standards

Safeguarding the U.S. power grid against a potential cyberattack remains a high priority for regulators and utilities alike. While there has been no loss of load in North America from a cyberattack, the threat is at an all-time high, according to Read More …

FERC Finalizes Cybersecurity Standards for Grid Supply Chain

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved new mandatory reliability standards Thursday to deal with cybersecurity risks to the supply chain management for the U.S. bulk electric system. FERC’s final rule approves standards proposed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. Read More …

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions with Read More …