Tag Archives: cyberattacks

Hackers targeting energy subcontractors for big steals | Fuel Fix

Sloppy security policies are leaving even large energy companies vulnerable to cyberattacks routed through their subcontractors, according to a report released Wednesday by Houston-based security firm Alert Logic. While the largest companies in the energy industry have taken steps to protect themselves from intruders, they have failed to insist on the same vigilance from their […]

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White House: Executive order is not magical, cyber bill still needed | The Hills Hillicon Valley

Andy Ozment, a senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, said Wednesday that an executive order aimed at securing critical infrastructure from cyberattacks wont replace the need for comprehensive legislation. “I think its worth highlighting that an executive order is not magical. It doesnt create new power or authorities for any government agency,” Ozment […]

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Energy sector cyberattacks jumped in 2012. Were utilities prepared? | CSMonitor.com

“Energy companies were clearly in the cyber bullseye in 2012, targeted in 41 percent of the malicious software attack cases reported to a special Department of Homeland Security (DHS) team that responds to cyberattacks on industrial computer networks. The overall number of attacks remained flat at 198 incidents for the year, the same as 2011. […]

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