Business - 06/April/2018

Defence plans needed to avoid blackmail and blackouts

As the deadline for EU member states to update or develop national cyber security strategies fast approaches, FORESIGHT looks at what companies should be doing to ensure cyber resilience in the energy sector given new challenges posed by the transition to a decarbonised economy and a more decentralised power system.

Energy companies are going digital and European energy markets are becoming increasingly integrated. This is generally deemed as progress, but experts argue that as ever greater numbers of wind turbines, solar cells and many other technologies come online, the sector’s vulnerability to malicious cyber-attacks is growing and that companies need to wake up to the challenges of this brave new world. ...

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