Research by USA Today reveals that the US power grid suffers some kind of physical or cyber attack every four days.

Of particular interest is the high incidence of cyberattacks, although the most recent ICS-CERT report (the Cyber Emergency Response Team covering all industries utilizing industrial control systems) suggests an even higher incidence of cyber attacks.

 

In the 2014 ICS-CERT report, of the 245 actual incidents recorded, 80% of these were related to the Energy sector.

"More often than once a week, the physical and computerized security mechanisms intended to protect Americans from widespread power outages are affected by attacks, with less severe cyberattacks happening even more often"

Other incidents highlighted by the USA Today report range from vandals shooting at transformers through to individuals attempting to climb fences and enter power grid facilities.

With NERC CIP Version 5 now approved, security best practices to provide critical infrastructure protection from cyber attacks should already be implemented and operational. This report shows that the need for NERC compliance is more urgent than ever before.

Read the full USA Today article here

NNT Products
USA Offices
New Net Technologies LLC
Naples
Suite #10115, 9128 Strada Place
Naples, Florida, 34108
Atlanta
201 17th Street, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia, 30363.

Tel: 1-888-898-0674
email [email protected]
UK Office
New Net Technologies LLC
Rivers Lodge
West Common
Harpenden
Hertfordshire
AL5 2JN

Tel: 01582 287310
email [email protected]
Connect
Google+ Linkedin Twitter - Change Tracker Facebook rss feed YouTube
CIS benchmarking SEWP Cybersecurity 500 Sans Institute
Copyright 2017, New Net Technologies LLC. All rights reserved. 
NNT and Change Tracker are registered trademarks of New Net Technologies LLC.
All other product, company names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.