Cyberattacks on US energy systems have become unavoidable, and enough have been successful that the sector and its regulators are increasingly focused on mitigation, response and recovery.
ident has to be up and running with far less notice.
The April attack on the third-party systems highlighted the vulnerability that energy companies also expose themselves to when they inevitably engage an outside entity to manage some part of their business.
Jim Linn, a cyber expert affiliated with the American Gas Association, compared the incident to a hack into retail chain Target’s systems in 2013 that resulted in customer data being stolen.
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