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IDG Contributor Network: Security from the outside looking in

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 12, 2016.

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    This past April, security professionals in the utility sector were up-in-arms about a very public and documented red-team video documentary that highlighted how “easy” it was to “fully compromise” a power company. Simply put, a boutique cybersecurity and network penetration firm, that specializes in “ethical hacking”, entered corporate buildings, unmanned distribution substations, and the company’s IT server room under the cover of darkness rather quickly and with little challenge.

    As you can imagine, this event is not only embarrassing for the utility, but it’s also a gut punch for those who have worked tirelessly to improve security and promote the positive steps industry is making to secure the grid.

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