aA
Lietuvos Energija (Lithuanian Energy), the state-run holding, has announced plans to enhance its cyber security capacities.
Lithuanian Energy holding set to step up cyber security capacities
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The statement came following a report from the National Cyber Security Centre about the largest number of malware reported in the country's energy sector.

"The new board of Lietuvos Energija group has decided to centralize and additionally consolidate the cyber security function in the group," Laura Šebekienė, spokeswoman for the group, told BNS.

In her words, the new structure should take effect on Friday.

The National Cyber Security Center has said in its annual security report that it had discovered and neutralized malware operations on more than 450 occasions last year, with the energy sector accounting for more than a fourth of the cases.

Šebekienė said that Lietuvos Energija was constantly introducing the latest information technology security solutions, boosting the capability to detect and manage cyber attacks.

She said the group's cooperation with the National Cyber Security Center "helped establish and prevent attacks that are still in planning."

"Minor incidents that emerged in the group this year were localized and managed, causing no interruptions of operations," said the spokeswoman.

Last year, the cyber security center also detected malware activity in public security and legal regime sectors, as well as foreign affairs and security policy fields.

Lithuanian officials link most of the incidents with Russia.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Survey: more Lithuanians view Belarus as unfriendly state

The number of Lithuanian residents considering Belarus to be an unfriendly state is rising amid...

Belarus: fish kill in River Nemunas near Grodno triggered by natural and climatic causes

The die-off of fish and other aquatic organisms in the River Nemunas near Grodno in Belarus was...

Lithuania hands over to Russia regarding serious environmental violations in Baltic Sea

On 3 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania handed over a verbal note to the Embassy of...

LGBT community calls on president to show solidarity and wear rainbow badge (5)

Representatives of Lithuania’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) community and their...

First ladies discuss challenges brought by COVID-19 pandemic

Lithuania’s First Lady Diana Nausediene and Elke Budenbender, spouse of Germany’s president,...

Top news

Survey: more Lithuanians view Belarus as unfriendly state

The number of Lithuanian residents considering Belarus to be an unfriendly state is rising amid...

Public events sector slow to restart despite easing of audience restrictions

Even though the Lithuanian authorities have relaxed audience restrictions on cultural, entertainment,...

Maritime cluster has been founded in Lithuania

The business and educational organizations in Klaipeda are joining forces to develop the Lithuanian...

Public authorities getting closer to compromise on natl development bank

Lithuania’s public authorities are getting closer to a compromise on the establishment of a...

Belarus: fish kill in River Nemunas near Grodno triggered by natural and climatic causes

The die-off of fish and other aquatic organisms in the River Nemunas near Grodno in Belarus was...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina