10 Apr '17, 1pm

Heeding the Call for Cybersecurity in the Renewable Energy Sector

Heeding the Call for Cybersecurity in the Renewable Energy Sector

Against the omnipresent threat of attack to digital assets and infrastructure, the burgeoning renewable energy industry is urged to establish an effective security culture. Renewable Energy World heard from Swiss Re and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions about the risks, consequences and solutions as the energy sector becomes evermore interconnected, automated and digitalized. Jimmy Keime, senior underwriter engineering, at reinsurance provider Swiss Re, commented that there are two prominent drivers leading to an increase of cyber risks for the renewable energy sector. “The first is the rise of connected elements — including smart grids, smart meters and such — controlled by the latest generation of industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), which increases the number of potential entry points into energy systems,” Keime said. A secon...

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