UK utilities under siege by hackers

New research suggests 53% of the UK utility sector suffered a cyberattack last year

Hackers try to poison US town’s water supply

The cyber attack on a water treatment plant in Florida is being reportedly investigated by the FBI

Hackers attack People’s Energy’s customer database

The attack has reportedly affected 270,000 customers

US-Israel Energy Centre seeks proposals to boost cybersecurity

The Centre aims to promote energy security and economic development through research and development of innovative energy technologies

US invests $74m in energy efficient building technologies

A total of 63 eco-friendly projects will benefit from the Department of Energy investment

Cyber security
Siemens addresses operational technology security with new partnership

The firm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Fortinet to address the security challenges associated with the convergence of operational technology and IT networks

Israeli IoT security firm raises $3.6m investment led by energy firm innogy

ShieldIOT says its software security platform enables service providers and utilities to secure and mange the security of any IoT device, application or network

German power grid operators steel themselves for cyber attacks

Energy company innogy’s first training centre allows firms to learn how to identify threats as well as initiate suitable protective and defensive measures

Climate risk stress test for UK insurance sector

It is the first time the bi-annual tests have been extended to explore climate change and applies to the largest life and general insurers

US-Israel initiative offers $16m for energy projects

They will support projects covering areas such as exploration, production and utilisation of natural gas, energy storage and cybersecurity