Computer security for utilities is a cause for concern

Nuthall, Keith
July 2008
Utility Week;7/25/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 14, p2
Trade Publication
This article deals with the computer security risk facing utility companies. In May 2009, a coordinated attack on important computer networks in Estonia raised tensions among European Internet security specialists. It notes the reluctance of utilities to talk about the cyber security issue. There are concerns over utility vulnerability, particularly in the U.S. due to its high level of government transparency. According to a National Grid spokesman, they take precautions against all types of security threats.


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