Despite no publicly declared major incidents of cyberattack in the renewable energy sector to date, successful attacks on the wider energy industry are expected to be replicated in the future, according to the chief of an insurer now offering cover for such threats to clean energy.
The digitalisation and distribution of the energy system is creating potentially more points of vulnerability for hackers to exploit. Catherine Early looks at how the PV industry is responding to ensure plants are kept safe from attack.
The ransomware attack earlier this month brought global attention to the scale and sophistication that cybercrime can unleash. Amaranto Asset Management's Stefano Salerno tells PV Tech why it's time for the industry to take the problem seriously.