Russian cybersecurity firm drew rare grid warning

From: E&E News

Blake Sobczak, E&E News reporter

North American grid regulators share the U.S. government’s misgivings about Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab, according to a confidential alert sent to the power sector last year.

On Oct. 5, 2017, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. issued a rare “Level 2” cybersecurity recommendation — one of just three such warnings since 2013 — covering power utilities’ potential use of Kaspersky anti-virus software, sources confirmed to E&E News. NERC is responsible for setting and enforcing security rules for the bulk U.S. power grid.

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