Security is mortal’s chiefest enemy
Is every single British electricity-generating company now employing cyber security experts? I understand American power companies are now under constant, accelerating attack, either from on line troublemakers. Or (more often) from state-sponsored players like China and Iran.
An investigation by the magazine USA today found between 2011 and 2014, there were no less than 362 reports of physical and cyber attacks on electric utility companies. Indeed in 2013 alone some 161 cyber attacks on the energy sector were reported to the US Department of Homeland Security. That is five times higher than just a couple of years before.