Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
In Cyber Security News
From Bloomberg Environment News
Utilities Prepare for Increased Cyberattacks on the Electric Grid
More electric utilities and energy companies are turning to cybersecurity vendors for protection against attempted attacks, a growing threat highlighted by the recent disclosure of Russian hacking into their communications networks last year.
The U.S. utility sector faces millions of attempted cyber intrusions a day. Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the nation serving 7.6 million customers reported more than 650 million attempted cyber attacks in 2017 alone. While a cyber attack hasn’t successfully shut down the U.S. power grid, the threat is real.
In Security News
From Reuters News
An apparent attack in Venezuela highlights the risk of drone strikes
Wherever the investigation leads, Maduro’s allegations raised the specter of unmanned aerial vehicles being used by militant groups or others to launch bombing, chemical or biological attacks, a tactic that has long worried security experts.
Militant groups such as Islamic State have used drones to carry out attacks by dropping grenades or crashing into infrastructure.
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