Inside Supply Management Magazine

September / October 2020

A Viral Threat to Utilities

September 15, 2020

Electricity, gas and water companies are seeking more powerful risk management as the coronavirus pandemic leads to increased cyberattacks aimed at their workers and supply chains.

By Sue Doerfler

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for utility executives and their companies, especially given the uptick in cyber threat activity during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since January, experts say, more than 6,000 new malicious servers referring to COVID-19 known to have an association or affiliation with bad actors, whether nation-state or organized-crime actors, have popped up on the internet.


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