Energy Networks Association has responded to claims that there has been a spike in the number of power cuts over the weekend of the recent airstrikes in Syria (14/15 April) as a result of cyber-attacks.
Electricity network operators have not experienced unusual levels of power cuts over that period.
An ENA spokesperson comments:
“Network companies are aware of the increased threat level relating to cyber-security and work closely with Government and across industry to prepare for any attack. They regularly review their cyber-security policies to ensure that the right measures are in place to counter any potential threat, both now and in the future.
“Through Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and industry working groups, network companies have established ways of identifying, assessing and responding to long-term cyber-security threats in a co-ordinated way. This includes benchmarking cyber-security standards, developing of common standards and ensuring that those people working for network companies and their supporting supply-chain understand the role they play in managing threats.”
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We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.
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