Report highlights cybersecurity threats

HARTFORD, Conn. – It’s not clear exactly how many times someone may have tried to gain access to Connecticut’s electrical grid with malicious intent, but state officials say they’re working with utilities in developing cybersecurity regulatory guidance.

“Hostile probes and penetrations of utilities occur frequently. Defenses in Connecticut so far have been adequate, but security challenges are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated and nefarious,” a report on cybersecurity found.

The report from the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority highlights cybersecurity threats to the state.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state computer system fended off 40 million probes to its system last year alone. It’s unknown how many attempts were made on computers at Connecticut’s utilities, like Northeast Utilities and United Illuminating, which distribute electricity and natural gas in the state.

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