AMEO ‘concerned’ about nation-state attacks on power grids


“For the energy sectors and critical infrastructure sectors, particularly around electricity, we are concerned about nation-state actors,” says Tim Daly, chief security officer (CSO) for the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).

“Nation-states are looking to have capability and implants that are persistent within critical organisations,” he told the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in Sydney on Tuesday.

“We are concerned about Australia being targeted by that kind of activity,” he said, because ransomware and other attacks are increasingly being targeted at specific industry verticals.

In the US, municipal governments have been targeted, and the energy sector could be next.

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Source: ZDNet