Connecticut Cyber Chief and other officials say utilities thwarted attacks

Connecticut Cyber Chief and other officials say utilities thwarted attacks

CT officials: Utilities thwarted millions of hacking attempts

(Hartford Business Journal, 9/18/18)

Connecticut cybersecurity officials said Tuesday that utility companies have faced more frequent and sophisticated attempts to penetrate their networks over the past year, but suffered no breaches.

In a second annual review of utility cyberdefenses — a confidential process in which Eversource, Avangrid, Connecticut Water and Aquarion have voluntarily participated for the past two years — Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer Arthur House and three other state officials involved in the review determined that the four companies have “adequate defense capabilities” and are continuing to make provisions to prevent future attacks.

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