Threat and Vulnerability Management

Detect and Defend Against Cyberattacks on the Power Grid

Provided by Tripwire

Category Threat and Vulnerability Management

Type White Paper

Length 5

Publish Date February 27 2017

Date posted February 07 2018


The energy sector was forced to rethink their security protocols after a cyberattack in 2015 took down the Ukrainian power grid on Christmas Eve. By exploiting an unknown vulnerability, the attackers were able to leave 80,000 customers without electricity and many more questioning how such critical infrastructure could be so unsecured. This solution brief takes a closer look at the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid and outlines the Tripwire tools that can help protect against these large-scale attacks.

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