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Commercial Energy Client: : Lessons from Colonial Pipeline


The 2021 Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack should be a wake up call for all major utilities suppliers in the United States. This event led to a $4.5 million ransom payment by a critical infrastructure service provider as well as the temporary shutdown of a pipeline responsible for transporting 45% of all fuel supplies to the East Coast of the USA... This article will provide background information about this event and its implications for the energy industry.


John Heinz


  • Colonial Pipeline
  • critical infrastructure
  • commercial energy
  • wholesale energy
  • United States