08/03/2012 - A biennial report that looks at how well various industries manage risk and guard against cyberattacks has found that critical infrastructure, including the energy and utilities sectors, is among the lowest ranked of the group.
07/30/2012 - Industries such as energy and utilities, which make up America’s critical infrastructure, may be weaker than other industries when it comes to managing risk and guarding against cyberattacks, according to this report.
01/30/2012 - The North American electrical power system could potentially collapse due to a giant geomagnetic storm. Congress has held hearings but critics say that not enough is being done. Read the testimony and judge for yourself.
11/03/2011 - Georgia authorities warn of suspicious activity around water treatment plants. The US and European Union hold their first joint cybersecurity exercise. And a hospital faces loss of funding because of the actions of a security guard that led to a patients death.
07/02/2010 - The so-called smart grid is all the rage, but rushing headlong into networked utilities may not be wise, according to John Bumgarner, the chief technology officer for the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, in July's podcast.
08/26/2009 - Nuclear power plants across the country with the support of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are moving to terminate human-led fire protection for systematic, computer-based risk assessments, according to The New York Times.