Utility cyber threats on the rise, but experts say don’t forget basics

“There’s an increase in threat actors targeting critical infrastructure,” said Katell Thielemann, a Gartner research analyst focused on risk and security for cyber-physical systems. “And there’s an enhanced sensitivity that threat actors are probing infrastructure.”

Since 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual summary of electric disturbance events shows an uptick in cyber activity. And cyber events for 2023 may be equal to or, perhaps, greater than 2022. In June, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued 14 advisories on a single day.

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Source: Power Grid