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Utilities must stop cutting corners as cyberthreats rise

Utilities will need to act imminently to combat the rising threat from hackers in the energy sector, with a raft of new reports exposing companies as vastly underprepared. The most recent, titled “Caught in the Crosshairs?” highlighted that only 42% of industry professionals rate their ‘cyber readiness’ as high, while 54% expected an attack on critical infrastructure in their organization within the next year. This report was authored by Siemens alongside cybersecurity experts Ponemon, who blamed vulnerability on a ‘critical human capital gap’, which has been created through the rapid digitization of the energy sector. Before March this year, there had been no serious attacks on the renewables sector, and utilities have cut corners as they have rapidly adapted to…

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