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Cybersecurity is the top IT investment priority for Western European utilities

Chief information officers at utilities in Western Europe identified cybersecurity as their top IT spending priority this year, according to a survey by market research firm IDC.

Infographic: Attackers targeting energy, utilities sectors to disrupt US economy

While major data breaches grab the headlines, attackers are also targeting U.S. industrial infrastructure, not to steal data, but to disrupt the U.S. economy.

Accenture launches advanced analytics for 4 verticals

Accenture launched five advanced analytics applications last week for utilities, oil and gas, chemicals, metals and mining companies. Accenture developed each on the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform. They support pricing, risk management, credit collection, energy trading and workforce planning decisions.

New big data management platform aims to stop energy theft

Delta just announced its new Intelligent Distribution Analytics Platform designed to warn electric, gas, and water utilities of critical issues in real-time.

Gartner: Manufacturing, utilities and transportation industry will lead in IoT use next year

Manufacturing, utilities and transportation will be the top three verticals using Internet of Things devices in 2015, with 736 million connected devices in use next year, forecasts Gartner.

Wireless smart meters criticized for invading privacy, starting fires

Smart meters, which enable utilities to communicate wirelessly with home energy systems, are being criticized for invading home owners' privacy and, in some cases, starting fires.

News Scan: Female IT execs earn $25,000 less than male counterparts; Utility IT leaders report no sense of cyber security; more

The top news stories for July 22, 2014.

Infographic: More than half of utilities not ready for cyberattacks

More than half of utilities say they are not ready for cyberattacks, according to data in an infographic compiled by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.

Spending on utilities' security will reach $8.4B this year, says Visiongain

A renewed emphasis on the security of utilities infrastructure will spur $8.4 billion in security spending by companies and governments this year, predicts market research firm Visiongain.

Utilities use mobile apps to educate consumers about energy consumption

Utilities are increasingly using mobile apps to educate consumers about how to reduce energy consumption and improve efficiency.