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FERC Clarifies FAST Act Regulations and Proposes Rules on Geomagnetic Disturbance Events

FERC has clarified its regulations implementing the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) related to Critical Energy/Electric Infrastructure Information (CEII). In Order No. 833-A, issued May 17, 2018, FERC clarified that it would consider “public safety benefits” in evaluating a request for CEII, and that its CEII Coordinator may solicit input from affected parties in...

US Petrochemical Cybersecurity Must Be Increased Amid Growing Threats: Analyst

Eversheds Sutherland Partner Michael Bahar is quoted in articles for Petrochemical Update and Break Bulk regarding the need for US energy companies to include cybersecurity in their risk management strategy amid escalating threats to critical infrastructure. “With mounting evidence of preparatory attacks against the energy sector, owners and operators of critical infrastructure cannot...

A Dragonfly in the Ointment: Cyber Attacks on the Energy Sector May Signal Dark Days Ahead

On September 6, 2017, cybersecurity company Symantec reported an increased effort among cyber attackers to target the energy sector, both in Europe and the United States. The group believed to be behind the most recent intrusions into energy sector systems is known as Dragonfly. In their article for Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, Eversheds Sutherland attorneys Michael Bahar, Mark...

Cyber Kinks In The Global Supply Chain

The more interconnected industry becomes, and the “smarter” our products and supply chains grow, the more efficiencies we capture, and the more market opportunities open up; but, at the same time, the more vulnerable we become to cyber-disruption across the global supply chain. Learn...

Electric Grid Cyberattacks

Utility companies and grids are becoming increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. The Manhattan Institute recently released a report warning that although greater grid-Internet connectivity results in greener, smarter grids, these grids are also more likely to be the targets of hackers. The frequency of cyberattacks has increased by 60% annually within the last twelve years, and...

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