Addleshaw Goddard

UK 200 2013 position: 23

Cyber-security energy infrastructure

 By Joseph Hale

The government has been questioned over the involvement of Chinese company Huawei with BT, which owns or manages many key elements of the UK’s national infrastructure. The impact of the stuxnet worm has been well publicised.

Channel 4 has recently shown a programme showing what might happen (with added drama) in the event of a national blackout.

Away from the headlines and the TV dramatisations, cyber security is increasingly becoming a key issue for those who own, manage and operate any sort of infrastructure, including energy production and transmission systems, process plants, water treatment plants and oil and gas production operations…

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