utilities


Keeping the lights on: 3 steps to protecting UK energy assets

Cyber and terror threats have made the protection of critical national infrastructure a top priority for the UK government. Angela Oberman of Honeywell Security & Fire offers her prescription for protecting UK power stations and other energy assets. Read More

Thames Water could have avoided £20m fine with decentralised access authentication, says Abloy UK

Thames Water’s recent record fine for polluting the River Thames could have been avoided with better access control technology, Abloy UK’s head of critical national infrastructure has claimed. Read More

Atos and Siemens to offer cybersecurity tools and services to US utilities and oil and gas sectors

IT services provider Atos is expanding its partnership with Siemens to provide US-based utilities and oil and gas companies with integrated cybersecurity solutions. Read More

Drone deployment in the utilities sector: a Thames Water case study

Thames Water has deployed drones to save workers from undertaking dangerous jobs and potentially save thousands of pounds in scaffolding and other costs. Read More

Ukraine power outages blamed on malware infection: the lessons to learn

Paul Ducklin of Sophos considers the recent cyber attack on the Ukrainian power grid and offers some tips on how organisations can protect themselves against similar breaches. Read More

How to safeguard vital utilities from fire, terror and other security threats

Nick Burnham, head of sales & marketing for Siemens Building Technologies UK, examines how the many operational challenges facing energy utilities can be alleviated through the right system design, adoption of an integrated tech-based approach and intelligence-led security and safety strategy. Read More

Sensei Confirms Xtralis PRO E-PIR Detectors are the Best Protection for Remote Electrical Substations

Xtralis PRO E-PIR detectors achieved the highest detection reliability and lowest false alarm rates of all PIR sensors during a detection technology study. Read More

Why Installation and Maintenance is Crucial to Physical Perimeter Protection in the Energy Sector

Peter Jackson, CEO of Jacksons Fencing, also explores other factors involved in protecting critical infrastructure. Read More

Tyco Fire Protection Products Q&A: DDS Duct Deluge System, AquaMist and the TN-25 Nozzle

A top engineer and the company's director of marketing EMEA discuss its latest products designed for steel manufacturing, coal power generation and other extreme environments. Read More

Lessons for the Energy Industry from the Tiguentourine Terror Attack

The terror attack that left 40 hostages dead in 2013 was a chilling reminder that the sector is as much a terror target as airlines or satirical magazines. Read More



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