Del Rodillas: What We Learned from a Data Exfiltration Incident at an Electric Utility

Palo Alto Networks ICS and SCADA expert Del Rodillas is featured this month in PowerGrid International. Read on for Del's takeaways from a recent case study involving an electric utility and the implications for protecting critical infrastructure.

One of the most interesting talks during DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition was a case study involving sensitive data exfiltration from the operational technology (OT) environment of a North American electric utility.

We often hear about the dangers of a cyberattack taking down the grid, but seldom is public information available about the loss of sensitive information, particularly from the OT. The confidential information in this case was the utility's smart grid and metering R&D knowledge base, which is intellectual property and information that attackers can use to compromise the smart grid… Read more in PowerGrid International.