Cyberattack causes $95 million loss for Demant

The Danish hearing aid manufacturer Demant has quickly piled up a $95 million bill associated with a cyber incident that struck the company in early September. In a September 26 financial statement, the company revealed how the cyber incident that began on September 3 has impacted the company’s financial…

How to Talk About Cybersecurity with Your Executive Management Team and Board

The link below directs you to an excellent document written by Claudio Silvestri, Vice-President and CIO of Nav Canada. It shares insight as to how to speak to your executive management team and board about cybersecurity. There are excellent suggestions included for achieving your goals in protecting your company. https:…

Public Power Cyber Incident Response Playbook

If you are not using our N-Sentinel Services to protect your network and have the misfortune of being breached, the APPA has but together a really good resource to help you with your Cyber Incident Response. We recommend you download this playbook and keep it handy. https://www.publicpower.org/…

Texas municipalities struggle to recover from ransomware attacks

The N-Sentinel Cybersecurity Monitoring service will increase your odds in preventing attacks like this from happening. You need more than a strong firewall and malware protection guarding your networks and data. by: Teri Robinson Borger and Keene confirmed they are among the 22 municipalities in Texas that were hit with…

Lack of cyber investment could spell trouble for smart cities: (report)

by Bradley Barth A lack of investment in cybersecurity protections could imperil the future of smart cities and the Internet of Things devices on which they run, a new report from ABI Research warns. ABI anticipates there will be 1.3 billion wide-area network smart city connections by the year…

Cybersecurity Funds Available Now for Public Power Utilities

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve cybersecurity defenses at your utility – at no cost! Cybersecurity is an ongoing threat to public power utilities and communities. In recognition of this critical issue, the American Public Power Association secured a Department of Energy (DOE) grant with a focus on helping its…

Research Shows Cybersecurity Monitoring is Needed Behind Network Firewalls

A recent white paper released by a leading firewall company discussed Three (3) Dirty Little Secrets that were discovered about Network Firewalls. It shows the existing weaknesses in firewalls, how companies have become used to network and system infections, and to pushes the need for the newest higher-end firewalls which…

Ten Types of Cyber Attacks Electric Utilities Suffered in 2018

The following synopsis are paraphrased and anonymized for the protection of the utilities and their customers. These are real attacks that have happened since 2016 that were either reported or known to companies like us. The list has been kept to just 10. With these real-life examples, we have tried…