The Hawaiian Model
- Apr 20, 2022 4:03 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2022-04 - Cybersecurity 2022, click here for more
Utilities are worried about getting hacked, and they’re right to worry. Afterall, the risks seem to be greater with every passing moment. Last year, Russian hackers carried out a ransome attack on the colonial pipeline. Since then, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further deteriorated America’s relations with the Kremlin. What’s more, if reports are right, Russia tried to take down several Ukrainian substations through a cyber attack. The attempt was shielded off, but it’s obviously part of their arsenal.
Complicating matters for North American utilities, is the fact that modernization efforts that dovetail with carbon cutting initiatives have made our grid all the more vulnerable, albeit smarter.
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