Equipping the energy sector to deal with cyber threats
- Apr 27, 2020 10:54 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2020-04 - Cybersecurity, click here for more
One of the best-known cyber-attack on critical infrastructure took place in Ukraine in 2015, when hackers successfully infiltrated the electric utility’s supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. Key circuit breakers were tripped, and the SCADA system was turned into a “brick”, causing a system-wide power blackout. It left nearly a quarter of a million people without electricity, in the middle of winter, for up to six hours.
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