IEA: ‘Security of supply must be guaranteed during global energy transition’

A new report stresses actions must be taken at the technical, economic and political levels to ensure the world’s energy supplies remain secure as the sector undergoes its transition to a cleaner and smarter model

Stansted says compostable security bags are cleared for landing

London Stansted has become the first major airport in the UK to trial fully compostable bags at its security checkpoints

Cyber security
Siemens addresses operational technology security with new partnership

The firm has partnered with cybersecurity firm Fortinet to address the security challenges associated with the convergence of operational technology and IT networks

Energy firms ‘avoiding greater connectivity due to cyber threats’

Three-quarters of energy industry stakeholders said such dangers were proving a barrier to adoption

Utilities businesses risk GDPR penalties by not wiping old computers

A new report shows four months after their introduction, the majority of UK utilities are still failing to adhere to some of the rules

Energy executives ‘increasingly concerned over cyber risks’

Leading figures from the energy industry say there are becoming increasingly worried about the threat of cyber attacks to their business

Hackers attack power plant’s safety systems

Hackers have attacked the safety systems of at least one power plant, halting operations. That’s according to technology firm Schneider Electric and security company FireEye, which have as yet declined to disclose the nature or location of the facility. The critical Triconex safety systems, which were developed by Schneider, help industrial control units used in […]

UK joins 130 nations to strengthen nuclear security

The UK has committed to further strengthen global nuclear security with 130 other nations. It has gathered with member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the International Conference on Nuclear Security in Vienna, where they have pledged to combat illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material. In a Ministerial Declaration, the […]

EU and IAEA reaffirm nuclear co-operation

The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have reaffirmed their co-operation in a range of nuclear activities. Senior officials met in Vienna last month to exchange views on enhancing collaboration in nuclear security, sustainable development and research and innovation. They agreed to strengthen their co-operation on nuclear safety, waste management and decommissioning […]

Ukraine “ups security at nuclear plants”

Ukraine is boosting the “physical security” at its nuclear power plants because of the tensions with Russia, a diplomat’s letter apparently revealed yesterday. Russian aggression towards its smaller neighbour was on full display yesterday, with Russian news agencies reporting it had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile. Ukraine’s nuclear officials clearly have the disastrous 1986 Chernobyl […]