Energy Sector Ups Cybersecurity Amid Growing IT Threats

By [email protected] The energy sector is sharpening its focus on cybersecurity amid growing concerns about IT threats.

The digitization of the grid and the proliferation of renewable energy create opportunities for hackers that haven’t been fully explored. Even in the last few weeks, several notable clean energy companies have taken steps to reduce the risk of a breach.

Hackers might target renewable energy companies for the fun of it or to hold plant operations for ransom, said Menelaos Ioannidis, chief technology officer at Lightsource Labs, the research arm of one of the world’s largest solar asset holders.

Although he was not aware of any attacks

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