This article, The Untold Story of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History, by Andy Greenberg, came out about two weeks ago and I’ve been ruminating on it ever since. It bothered me because the NotPetya ransomware attack is old news if you are in the cybersecurity business, but there is a lot of new information here.
LeighAnne Baxter | Position: Marketing and Communications Manager
Mike Ferris | Position: Senior Analyst, Advisory Services
Tip: Password Hygiene & Enabling Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
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Tip: Everyone is a Target
The utility sector is a complex infrastructure that is made up of a highly engineered network, distribution, power grid, control, and communication technologies. All of this can be subjected to malicious activities like cyberattacks and intrusions by nation-states. Cybersecurity to the utility sector is not a new concern and it has been a growing priority over the years, evidenced by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joint reporting about malicious activity targeting energy-oriented businesses. As such, let’s review the top seven threats impacting the utility sector.