Kate Fazzini / CNBC
Kate Fazzini / CNBC
More Than 6,500 Government Officials, Industry Players Conducted Simulated ‘Black Swan’ Cyberattack on Electric Grid at GridEx
More than 6,500 government officials and big players in the energy sector came together last week to conduct a simulated cyberattack on the electrical grid in an event known as GridEx, which takes place every two years. The participants tested what is known as a “black swan” event, one that is unlikely but could have devastating impacts if it came to fruition. In an imagined scenario based on real-world events, an attack on the Northeast corridor of the U.S. rippled beyond the energy sector to the biggest telecommunications companies and the financial sector.
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@samrozenberg: Coming off my #GridEx high, I very much appreciate this comic as it makes me remember the most common threat to the sector!
@setdeep: #GridEx one of the biggest tests of the #utilities #oilandgas ability to withstand wave upon wave of hypothetical #cyberattacks commences . #cyberresilience #penetrationtesting #ethicalhacking #cybersecurity #CISO #infrastructure
@jdchristopher: For those recently recovering from #GridEx and capturing lessons learned— don’t forget this throwback @_LittleBobby_ comic to include in your corporate presentations!
@chrissistrunk: This is a nice article & well-produced video from @CNBC @KateFazzini @mpetrova92 about threats to electric power systems & how the industry is defending against these threats. Comments in the article by myself and @EddieHabibi. I also did a small PLC demo. Shout out to #GridEx.
@brysonbort: .@chrissistrunk talks about #GRIDEX.
@mpetrova92: With over 9,000 power plants in the US with various operators and owners, protecting our power grid from a cyberattack is a tough task. @KateFazzini and I dug into the fascinating topic for our latest video.