Are North American utilities safe against cyber attacks?

Posted on July 5, 2017 in Industrial, Smart Cities

What happens with a utility cyberattack?

An attack like CHRASHOVERRIDE is capable of directly controlling electricity substation switches and circuit breakers. It manipulates globally-common industrial communication protocols in power supply infrastructure, transportation control systems, and other critical infrastructure. The potential impact may range from simply turning off power distribution, triggering a cascade of failures, to more serious damage to equipment.

Securing areas through private networks

Full Spectrum recently announced that it will begin deploying its own private network service for companies that require secure and reliable networks but are not capable of running the network themselves. The first private network service will launch in the Metropolitan New York Area, followed by one in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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