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Utilities Must Stand Up to the Growing Threat of Cyber Crime

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Our increasing dependence on technology and web-based communication has opened the door for cyber security threats. Cyber criminals are on the increase, and energy and utility companies are high value targets.

Technology and data have completely transformed the power and utilities sector, allowing companies to use information to improve and expand services, and better engage with customers. However, this also brings added regulatory obligations around privacy and security — and the risk that sensitive data will be subject to increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

As attacks grow in sophistication, IT infrastructure becomes more complex and the value of data increases, utilities’ security teams are under more pressure than ever. From staff that hold valuable oil and gas exploration information, to customers who could be conned into giving...(continued)

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