U.S. Utilities Examine Their Insurance Protection After Ukraine Grid Cyber Attack

By | January 29, 2016

  • January 29, 2016 at 9:48 am
    James Holler says:
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    Why are the utilities trying to get insurance when it is much cheaper to increase their security? I have created some of the most extreme security programs in the utility sector and instead of creating a defensive posture for my clients, I create an offensive posture. Think of it this way…if you were a thief, would you rob the house with a kitten inside or the house with a litter of pitbulls? I always create offensive postures which has reduced attacks by more than 70% and no successful attack at all.

    The utilities need to stop playing politics, stop crying about budgets and do what needs to be done. As the saying goes…always time/money to do it over but never time/money to do it right the first time. If PG&E had a strong offensive posture in place last year, the Metcalf station incident would not have occurred. PG&E has billions of dollars in cash reserves but they didn’t want to spend the $150,000 necessary to protect their critical asset(s)…tsk, tsk, tsk.

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