BRIEF: Westinghouse, McAfee to equip nuclear plants with new cybersecurity systems [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]By Thomas Olson, The Pittsburgh Tribune-ReviewMcClatchy-Tribune Information Services
Oct. 24--Westinghouse Electrict Corp. signed an agreement Wednesday with an Intel Corp. subsidiary to provide new cyber-security software to the control systems of its nuclear power plants around the world.
The agreement with McAfee Inc. also means Westinghouse will incorporate the cybersecurity systems to new plants under construction.
The McAfee systems are designed to detect and prevent cyber attacks on the digital control systems at power plants that are launched directly or through corporate network connections.
Cyber-attacks on corporation's critical systems most recently hit the news when PNC Bank's on-line banking systems were overwhelmed on Sept. 26 and 27 with a cyber-attack that froze customers out of their accounts.
Terms of the agreement with Cranberry-based Westinghouse were not disclosed.
Thomas Olson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached a 412-320-7854 or at email@example.com.
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