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A US energy company, identified by some media sources as Duke Energy, recently received a $10 million fine from the North American Electric Reliability Corp. for repeated violations of critical infrastructure protection (CIP) reliability standards.

The Port of San Diego issued a statement on Wednesday claiming to have experienced a “serious” cyber-attack.

House lawmakers approved a new bill on Monday that’s aimed at securing technology used to power U.S. critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks.

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it’s making $25 million in grants available for projects that pursue new approaches to making the energy sector more resilient to cyber-attacks.

Changes to the NERC CIP compliance standard have been proposed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission aiming to protect utility grids from laptops and mobile devices that could potentially spread malicious software.

According to the latest report from PwC, two-thirds (65%) of UK businesses are worried about potential cyber threats within the energy sector that could lead to catastrophic data breaches or even service outages.

Researchers at the industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos have found that thousands of industrial facilities have their systems infected with common malware every year.

A new study has found that the US oil and gas industry and falling behind when it comes to cyber security preparedness, with nearly two-thirds (68%) of organizations having suffered a major security breach in the last year.

According to researchers at security firm ESET, a threat group using the Russia-linked ‘Black Energy’ malware are to blame for the recent power outages in Ukraine.

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