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On Reflection: Don't bring cyber crime in through the back door | Windpower Monthly

On Reflection: Don't bring cyber crime in through the back door | Windpower Monthly

Energy, as one of the 14 essential services requiring extra security according to the US Department of Homeland Security, receives additional unwanted attention from cyber-attackers. The 2015 Dell Security Threat Report showed the number of attacks in 2014 on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems doubled compared to 2013. Most occurred in Finland, the UK and US, probably because the SCADA systems are more likely to be connected to the internet. SCADA systems control key functions in many critical infrastructure sectors, including wind farms, and are required to be kept secure and isolated from external networks. But it is sometimes necessary to connect portable media products for upgrades or maintenance. To ensure these products are secure, wind farms owners need to create strict data workflow policies. These may be expensive to implement, but the cost c...

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