Recent Decision Highlights a Further Cybersecurity Concern for Utilities

Over the past few years, the providers of public utility services have become increasingly aware of the need to protect their computer networks from electronic intrusion by individuals or organizations seeking to destroy equipment or disrupt service. A recent court decision brings to light another cybersecurity issue that also should be of concern to utilities—namely, the theft of customer financial information and the potential liability for a utility that can arise from insufficient data protection.

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Cybersecurity and District Energy Resilience

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon attorneys, Debra D. Roby, author “Cybersecurity and District Energy Resilience,” published in District Energy Magazine’s “From a Legal Perspective” section. In today’s digital age, organizations are increasingly susceptible to hacking and cyberattacks. Cybersecurity breaches can pose serious risks to the resilience and reliability of a district energy system….

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NERC Completes First Grid Security Exercise

WASHINGTON, DC – More than 75 industry and government partners participated in the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) first cybersecurity readiness exercise, GridEx 2011, this week. Ending today, the two-day exercise is part of NERC’s ongoing security readiness program to assess NERC and the industry’s crisis response plans and…

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