• Israeli power plant wards off major cyber security attack

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

An Israeli power plant was subject to a major attempted cyber attack a few months ago, according to the country’s Energy Minister, Yuval Steinitz. Reportedly, it was not at one of the plants owned by Israel Electric Corp, the state-owned entity which produces around 70% of Israel’s electricity output, though the target plant was not disclosed. Astonishingly, Israel Electric Corp faces an average of 11,000 suspected ‘cyber events’ per second, making it one of the most targeted companies in the world. With such experience, it has become a leader in cyber security, and is to assist a Japanese entity with cyber security related to the Olympic Games this year. It has also developed a series of products called Sophic to aid cybersecurity of critical infrastructure.