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Published: 14 February 2018 14 February 2018

A new report from The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), and cybersecurity company, Cylance , provides insight into cybersecurity for the renewable energy industry, focusing on threat and impact assessment, and on measures to improve cyber protection.

The security of a renewable energy asset can be broken down into two main components; physical security and cybersecurity. A successful cyber-attack has the potential, not just to cause the loss of personal and commercial information, or cause damage to electronic resources, but also to damage a project’s physical assets through the forced mal-operation of components, impact its finances by disrupting generation, or create national, or regional, energy security risks in the event of a large-scale grid blackouts. The report makes the following cyber security recommendations for renewable energy technologies:

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