Cybersecurity

Over 20,000 UK businesses at risk of Chinese espionage, warns MI5 chief

Over 20,000 people and businesses in the UK have already been approached by Chinese spies, warned MI5 chief Ken McCallum…

AI and blockchain make smart grids more useful to renewables

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain will drive smart grids closer to providing and monitoring renewable energy solutions,…

Energy companies are failing to prioritise cybersecurity

It is a classic catch-22. Internet-enabled devices are playing a key role in the clean energy transition. Think of the…

French utility EDF centres innovation strategy on AI and blockchain

French utility EDF is one of the biggest energy R&D spenders in the world. It is best-known for France’s nuclear…

Russia’s war on Ukraine spotlights critical energy infrastructure

On 25 February, Russian troops blew up a gas pipeline near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Russia claims to have control…

China’s dominance in electrical components a potential threat to US energy security

China’s strong market position in electric equipment and distributed energy resources (DERs) could make the country a cybersecurity threat to…

Cybersecurity threats escalate in the energy sector

Six individuals working for Russian intelligence were charged in Pennsylvania in October 2020 for their role in ‘Sandworm’. In addition…