Cyber Terrorism


President Trump has released a budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 that includes requests for cybersecurity-related funding.

Cyber Risk News & Trends – December 2017


Internet data breaches threaten the usernames and passwords of billions of people, but bad actors find phishing is the most effective way to hijack their victims’ online identities, according to researchers at Google and the University of California-Berkeley.


On October 2, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission terminated its inquiry into the need for, and potential effects of, modifications to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards regarding the cybersecurity of control centers used to monitor and control the bulk electric system.

Anniversary Of Nuclear Disaster At Three Mile Island Marked Near The Site

It’s scary to think about, but anything that is online is hackable. Including critical infrastructure like nuclear power plants.

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address cybersecurity concerns involving the electric grid.

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Spanish energy company Repsol says it will sell $7.1 billion in non-strategic assets over the next five years as part of a plan to increase efficiency and cope with weak oil prices. [US News/AP] U.S. law enforcement officials revealed ISIS have attempted cyber attacks at a conference of American energy firms who were meeting about… Keep reading →


A sophisticated cyberattack on the U.S. power grid could cause nearly $250 billion in economic losses.

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

Many large US oil producers have oil price hedges in place through the beginning of 2015 or for the entire year that are helping blunt the impact of lower oil prices. Some companies may be able to cash in on well positioned hedges and use the funds to purchase new positions that can help weather… Keep reading →

Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano Announces New Cybersecurity Team

New government standards appear well-timed for improving the resiliency of critical network operations in electric generation and transmission systems and combatting cybersecurity and physical security threats.  In April 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decided to adopt the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Version 5 standard for cybersecurity. This decision was… Keep reading →