PG&E Taking Action After FERC Fine for Cybersecurity Breach

From: Natural Gas Intelligence

Richard Nemec

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) acknowledged Monday that it has been taking corrective action following a $2.7 million fine by FERC for a 2016 lapse that left critical confidential information exposed on the internet for more than two months.

The beleaguered combination utility giant was not previously named by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission when the cybersecurity blunder was first made public. At the time, U.S. intelligence sources were concerned about Russian agents trying to gain access to U.S. energy companies.

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