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New White Paper Details Threats to Grid Cyber Security

In Critical Infrastructure by Devesh Panchwagh

The power grid continues to be a target for sophisticated cyber attacks. In the past day, the latest attack – the biggest to ever hit Ukraine, according to its government – disrupted the Ukrainian state power distributor. Fortunately, this disruption didn’t impact power supplies or Ukraine’s broader operations. But this is yet another in a series of attacks that Ukraine has experienced.

A new strain of ransomware dubbed “Petya” is suspected to be the cause of the attacks in the past day. On the heels of the WannaCry ransomware attacks that affected more than 75,000 users in 150 countries, this form of ransomware looks like a modified version with some of the same characteristics.

Delta Risk’s latest white paper, Cyber Security and the Grid: The Definitive Guide, goes into greater detail about the power grid and critical infrastructure incidents that rocked Ukraine in December 2015 and December 2016, including key lessons learned from these attacks and potential implications for the U.S.

In this in-depth report, you’ll also learn about:

  • Technical and non-technical cyber security issues facing the grid
  • Important North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards that need to be prioritized
  • Critical infrastructure legal implications

Download the white paper now to learn more about this important and timely topic.

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