UK offshore wind farms at risk: New research highlights cybersecurity vulnerabilities

The research, carried out by The Alan Turing Institute’s Centre for Emerging Technology (CETaS) and the Data Centric Engineering (DCE) programme, suggests using AI and intelligent automation to strengthen cybersecurity defenses.

These innovations could assist operators in detecting and proactively addressing threats to offshore wind farms.

The researchers warn that successful cyberattacks could disrupt power supplies and diminish public confidence in renewable energy.

Recent malware and ransomware incidents involving companies like Enercon, Vestas, Nordex, and Deutsche Windtechnik underscore the escalating cybersecurity issues in the offshore wind industry.

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