It’s Starting: The First Cyberattack on the U.S. Grid Reported


Reports of an unparalleled grid “cyber event” caused a stir in power sector and cybersecurity circles. The grid runs everything. Forget how powerful the Grid is. Think how many other vital infrastructure sectors rely on electricity? Yes, it is everything.

Finally, a Breakthrough in Cybersecurity Protection


The breakthrough is TrustWrx . It effectively “firewalls” the entire communications channel.  TrustWrx provides an architecture for secure communications where the fraudsters simply cannot operate. Simply put, if they cannot connect or talk to a server or network, then they cannot hack into it or steal data. 

Russian cyberattack “should wake us up,” former Air Force officer says


Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that Russian hackers have infiltrated the U.S. electric grid. That means they may have the ability to shut down major power plants. The targeted facilities included at least one nuclear power plant and other types of infrastructure as well.

Did IoT Cyberattacks cause NY Power Transformers to Explode?


Officials blamed a power surge for the blackout on Dec. 28th that left LaGuardia airport in the dark for about 45 minutes, grounding flights. A look at the trend of power outages at American airports shows a disturbing pattern and possibly sinister cause…cyberattacks.

Russian Hackers Haven’t Stopped Probing the US Power Grid


In recent years, hacks against the power grid have gone from a mostly theoretical risk to a real-world problem. Two large-scale blackouts in Ukraine caused by Russian cyberattacks in 2015 and 2016 showed just how feasible it is. Russia’s continues to probe US critical infrastructure alarming.


Cyber risks can come in direct strikes targeted toward electrical grid or other crucial infrastructure which may impact the operations or safety of this grid. Cyber risk of the grid are intrusions concentrated on manipulating industrial management system networks.

How vulnerable is the grid to cyberattacks, really?


The very real possibility of localized action is out there, but the grid is not going down tomorrow, next year, or anytime in the near future. This highly protective article may be quite misleading in its positive outlook.

How To Protect the Connected Energy Grid


A March 2017 MIT report found that both electricity and oil-and-gas industry leaders “believed that unduly complex, and insufficiently secure, hardware, software, and industrial controls were a significant source of cyber vulnerabilities.”

‘CRASH OVERRIDE’: The Malware that Took Down a Power Grid


Hackers struck an electric transmission station north of the city of Kiev, blacking out a portion of the Ukrainian capital equivalent to a fifth of its total power capacity. The outage lasted about an hour—hardly a catastrophe. Cybersecurity researchers have found disturbing evidence that the blackout may have only been a dry run. The hackers appear to have been testing the most evolved specimen of grid-sabotaging malware ever observed in the wild.