Hundreds of electric utilities downloaded SolarWinds backdoor, regulator says

by Sean Lyngaas

The electric utilities did not report any significant follow-on activity from the hackers.

Grid regulator warns utilities of risk of SolarWinds backdoor, asks how exposed they are

by Sean Lyngaas

The hunt for information related to the suspected Russian hacking operation is very much ongoing in the private sector, too.

North American utilities drill 'GridEx' brings record turnout — except from supply chain vendors

by Sean Lyngaas

GridEx used mock malware modeled after the 2016 cyberattack in Ukraine.

‘GridEx’ offers stiff security test for an industry that welcomes the challenge

by Sean Lyngaas

An exclusive look at GridEx, the biennial grid security exercise that puts power companies to the test.

Utilities will have stricter cybersecurity reporting requirements under new ruling

by Zaid Shoorbajee

Companies will be required to report when attackers attempt to breach their networks. Currently they only have to notify the government about incidents that result in an actual compromise or disruption.

Electric grid hacking exercise puts spotlight on shortage of security clearances

by Sean Lyngaas

As foreign hackers continue to probe the U.S. grid for weaknesses, a cyber exercise for the North American energy sector has shown that many utility personnel still lack access to the classified information needed to stay on top of the threat.