The energy sector is the area of the ECHO project where Acea will see its biggest involvement initially. "We are developing a series of critical scenarios simulating attacks to the operating and control systems of the Energy infrastructures. This way we will be able to experiment and implement the most effective solutions to raise our security levels and rapidly defend ourselves from future cyber attacks."
Projects like ECHO help to protect us from the risk of large scale cyber attacks. However, each of us needs to pay attention to the way we use technology, in order to avoid falling in cyber traps. “9 out of 10* security breaches are due to lack of attention, when someone clicks on suspicious links or document that may contain malware.”
This is why cybersecurity must begin with a few simple rules, such as always creating different and complex passwords to increase security, accurately guarding our login details, avoiding shopping on unknown e-commerce sites that appear too cheap.
"After all, the NASA network was recently attacked using a simple Raspberry Pi 3, a $35 mini computer, which means that we can never have too much security", Andrea concluded. We can trust his expert opinion.