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New US Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, & Emergency Response

The US Department of Energy has established and funded a new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER).

UK companies warned to boost cyber-security or face fines

Energy, transport, water and health firms could face penalties of up to £17 million if they do not have effective cyber-security measures and suffer service outages as a result, the UK government announced.

Can smart meters be blown up? We'll let you decide....

Hacker describes the rollout of smart meters as "reckless", and argued that they are "dangerously insecure".

Finns have their heating systems knocked offline by a DDoS attack

Finnish media reports on a DDoS attack on residential buildings in Lappeenranta, Finland, which knocked the heating and hot water offline.

Energy sector over-confident about IT security capacity

A survey by Tripwire has found that utilities think they can detect hackers despite not having the right tools.