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Mock grid, real threats: DARPA borrows an island for a cyberattack drill

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

For the first week of November, Plum Island was the guinea pig for a decidedly 21st-century threat: cyberattacks that could hamstring the power grid.

Utilities will have stricter cybersecurity reporting requirements under new ruling

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

Companies will be required to report when attackers attempt to breach their networks. Currently they only have to notify the government about incidents that result in an actual compromise or disruption.

Rick Perry: U.S. must use technology prowess to defend power grid

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 months ago

The United States must harness its technical know-how to defend energy infrastructure from advanced hacking, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday, touting his department’s investments in cybersecurity research and development.

Senators want National Guard on call for cyberattacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The legislation would give the National Guard a bigger role in defending everything from election systems to dams from cyberattacks.

Electric grid hacking exercise puts spotlight on shortage of security clearances

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 months ago

As foreign hackers continue to probe the U.S. grid for weaknesses, a cyber exercise for the North American energy sector has shown that many utility personnel still lack access to the classified information needed to stay on top of the threat.

Security researchers call for calm after DHS warns of energy grid hacking

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A security alert about foreign hackers probing into U.S. energy companies released late Friday by the Homeland Security Department frightened casual observers, but security experts say the government report provided little more than an update on relatively well known activity and behavior.

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