Cyber security specialist joins NIO Formula E racing team on the grid

Acronis will provide cyber protection, backup, disaster recovery and file sharing solutions

US awards $28m to prevent cyber-attacks on energy infrastructure

It will support the research, development and demonstration of next generation tools and technologies

Gemserv buys consultancies in digital transformation and cybersecurity

The buyout of ASE Consulting and Aprose Risk will help the company strengthen and broaden its services to new markets

UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

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

‘All energy suppliers vulnerable to cyber attacks’

Power utilities are poorly equipped to deal with increasingly frequent and unpredictable cybersecurity threats. That’s according to a survey of 1,200 global utilities conducted by consultancy EY, in which all organisations responding said their defences against hackers did not match up to their needs. It also found 58% of these companies in the energy sector […]

UK firms with poor cybersecurity measures could face £17m fine

Organisations that fail to implement “effective” cybersecurity measures could be fined as much as £17 million or 4% of global turnover. The warning from the UK Government comes as it aims to ensure essential services like energy, water, transport, health and digital infrastructure firms are prepared to deal with the increasing number of cyber threats. […]

Hackers ‘probably compromised’ UK energy industry

The UK’s energy industry is likely to have been targeted and “probably compromised” by state hackers. A leaked memo from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of intelligence gathering service GCHQ – specifically discussed threat to the energy and manufacturing sectors, according to technology site Motherboard, which obtained the document. It cites connections […]

GE locks in $13m wind farms cybersecurity deal

GE Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to provide cybersecurity for wind farms in the US. It aims to secure the entire existing fleet of turbines as well as future wind farms for Invenergy by digitally upgrading and protecting them from hackers. The 10-year, $13 million (£10m) deal is said to be “one of the […]

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 […]

UK Government sets out water sector cyber security strategy

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has set out a new strategy to reduce the risks of cyber-attacks in the water industry. The ‘Water Sector Cyber Security’ strategy incorporates contributions from the sector and aims to guide activities across water companies and government. To realise the vision, the government and water sector […]