Grid’s ‘town crier’ separates #cyber signal from noise | #TpromoCom | The U.S. power grid’s hub for cyberthreat information got word last December that hackers had breached FireEye Inc., one of the world’s largest cybersecurity companies (eenews).
FireEye wasn’t the only victim: Several government agencies soon discovered that they, too, had been swept up in a massive hack of Austin, Texas-based IT firm SolarWinds Inc., whose hijacked Orion software product was also used by many large electric utilities.
"We immediately spun up into response mode," said Manny Cancel, CEO of the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC), in a recent interview. The information clearing... (read more)
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