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Edward J. Oughton

Smart Energy International: The true cost of cyber attacks

Cyberattacks on electricity networks in the UK could cost £111 million daily, according to new research at the Centre for Risk Studies. Report author Dr Edward Oughton said that national infrastructure such as smart electricity networks “are susceptible to malicious…

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Energy Live News: Cyberattacks on London’s power grid ‘could cost £111m a day’

A study on ‘cyber-physical’ attacks on London’s electricity network examines the relationship between economic damage and the number of substations, calculating that the potential impact could cost up to £111 million a day. Lead author Dr Edward Oughton, Research Associate…

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Electrical risk

A new study on 'cyber-physical' attacks on London's electricity network examines the relationship between economic damage and the number of substations. In 2015, a "cyber-physical" attack (affecting sensors, computing and communications hardware/software) on the electricity distribution network in Ukraine led…

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The Times: Solar blast could knock out the power grid – and your computer

A new risk analysis paper assessing the socioeconomic impacts of space weather to the UK co-authored by Dr Edward Oughton, Research Associate at Centre for Risk Studies, is featured in The Times. “We find that for a one-in-100-year event, with…

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Cyber federalism

Dr Edward Oughton looks at protecting critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks. Infrastructure expert Dr Edward Oughton of Cambridge Judge Business School was selected for a US State Department programme focusing on cyber security of critical national infrastructure. He was…

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Scientific American: Future solar storms could cause devastating damage

Dr Edward Oughton, Research Associate in Technology Modelling at the Centre for Risk Studies, Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses solar storms. “Uncertainty should not deter us from practical preparations, such as making power grids more resilient and improving early-warning systems,”…

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Cable: New report predicts 90 per cent of the UK could have 5G by 2026

As the UK moves towards new 5G mobile technology, a study at Cambridge Judge Business School urges modest yet reliable mobile broadband connectivity, even if this entails a reduction of large headline speeds. Consistency rather than speed is the key…

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Computer Weekly: Consistent service, not speed, key to UK’s 5G future, say researchers

As the UK moves towards new 5G mobile technology, a study at Cambridge Judge Business School urges modest yet reliable mobile broadband connectivity, even if this entails a reduction of large headline speeds. Consistency rather than speed is the key…

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Consistency over speed

As the UK moves towards new 5G mobile technology, a study at Cambridge Judge Business School urges modest yet reliable mobile broadband connectivity, even if this entails a reduction of large headline speeds. Consistency rather than speed is the key…

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Wind Power Monthly: Keeping hackers at bay

Dr Edward Oughton, research associate at the Centre for Risk Studies, has co-authored various reports on cyber attacks on electricity distribution networks. Commenting on what operators of power systems should do to defend their assets from hackers, he said: "It's…

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