Cyber-attacks are a reality and threaten the infrastructure which provides populations across the globe with electricity, water and communications. The US has woken up to the threat, but GIS expert Dr Frank Umbach questions, in this report, whether Europe has taken note of the dangers inherent in its EU-wide integrated electricity distribution systems.

AN AUTOMATED cyber-spying system, run from servers in China, accessed more than 1,300 computers in 103 countries, including government departments, embassies, international organisations, NGOs and news media.

The so-called ‘GhostNet-system’, used by the Chinese, and discovered in 20...

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Dr. Frank Umbach
A consequence of this political-economic integration and the synchronisation of the electricity systems of new member states is that the electricity systems of EU countries are more than ever linked and dependent on each other’s resiliency.
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