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Recent Developments and Trends in Cybersecurity in the Power Sector

Recent Developments and Trends in Cybersecurity in the Power Sector

The power sector is a crucial component of critical national infrastructure, and its continuous and resilient operation underpins the socioeconomic prosperity of any nation. Energy security is a priority in many regions of the world, as it is essential for economic growth and prosperity. As the power sector undergoes a rapid digital transformation, the companies involved in electricity generation, transmission, distribution, and related services are becoming more susceptible to cyberattacks. The power sector is particularly vulnerable to disruptions in energy supply because electricity cannot be easily stored; thus, it must be generated and consumed in real time. Cyberattacks can have a significant impact on the availability of electricity, which can have a ripple effect on the economy and society as a whole and quickly lead to widespread blackouts. This commentary examines some recent developments of and trends in cybersecurity in the power sector. It also examines challenges and solutions that may help policymakers and organizations improve their cybersecurity posture against evolving cyber risks and threats.

26th October 2023

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