UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

Global cybersecurity spend in energy and critical national infrastructure in 2016 was £0.77 billion

Majority of public ‘support idea of safe driverless vehicles’

People also want reassurance the autonomous vehicles are resistant to cyber attacks, research finds

IEA: Digitalisation will transform global power system

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in the coming decades. That’s the view of the International Energy Agency (IEA), which suggests those technologies will make the system more connected, reliable and sustainable, having a “profound and lasting impact” on both energy demand and supply. It forecasts more than one billion households […]

UK firms ‘concerned about cyber-attacks on new energy tech’

Around two-thirds (65%) of UK businesses are concerned about cyber-attacks as new technologies like smart meters are being installed. According to a new PwC survey, 51% of more than 500 UK businesses questioned are worried their client data isn’t handled securely enough by their energy supplier. The concern comes as energy companies are in the […]

Majority of Americans ‘concerned about power grid cyber attacks’

More than 60% of Americans believe the nation’s power transmission grid is vulnerable to either cyber or physical attacks from foreign enemies. That’s according to a new poll, which also reveals less than 9% of people believe the US Government is doing everything to protect the grid from a potential attack. It adds nearly 64% […]

$15m to protect US power grid from cyber attacks

The US Department of Energy is to provide up to $15 million (£11.3m) to strengthen and protect the nation’s electricity grid from cyber and physical attacks. The funding will be used by the American Public Power Association and the National Rural Electric Co-operative Association to develop security tools, educational resources and training on common strategies […]

US issues guidance to prevent electric grid cyber attacks

New guidelines to help protect the electric grid from cyber attacks has been issued by the US Department of Energy. It lays out language that utilities and other energy sector organisations should use in the procurement process to ensure they’re buying the right products and features to prevent attacks in a bid to improve the […]

New tool to protect US oil and gas sector from cyber attacks

A new public-private partnership to strengthen protection of the oil and gas infrastructure from cyber attacks has been announced in the US. Led by the Energy Department in collaboration with industry experts, the Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders, the initiative will create a tool that allows owners and operators to assess and prioritise […]

Middle East energy “more vulnerable” to cyber attacks

The Middle East’s energy sector is “more vulnerable” to cyber attacks than the rest of the world, it was claimed this week. There’s “insufficient” awareness of the threat from government and firms, little investment in cyber defence and unlike the US and Europe, no cyber security strategy is in place yet, according to an expert […]

Health and safety tops oil and gas industry’s risk agenda

Health, safety and environment are at the top of oil and gas industry’s risk agenda, according to a new report. Regulatory compliance, price volatility, increase in costs and inflation and energy policy uncertainty also falls in the top five risks this year identified by oil and gas industry executives, according at Ernst & Young. The […]