Israel Defended Against a “Very Serious Cyber-attack” on Power Infrastructure

According to the country of Israel’s Energy Minister, Israel detected a “very serious cyber-attack” that they were able to defend against. The attack was combatted a few months ago and represented one of the very few serious cyber-attacks the country has seen. The attack was an attempt to infiltrate, paralyze, and take over one of the many power stations. Israel works closely with the United States to perfect security plans for several critical infrastructure sectors with a heavy focus on the power industry. Attacks towards power industries, especially nuclear, would have devastating effects if they were successful. Israel stated they have a very good cyber center that monitors and defends both government and privately-owned energy infrastructure. At this time, there has been no indication of which threat actor may have been behind the attack or more in-depth details on how the attacks were carried out.