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Energy Sector Cyber Incidents

This dataset includes cyber incidents reported to the Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) for the energy sector and all 16 critical infrastructure sectors combined.

What's in this repository?

This repository includes the data used for the graph in the Inside Energy story, "Hacking The Grid: Rural Colorado And The Realities Of Cybersecurity".

Data dictionary

The data files reported-cyberattacks.csv and reported-cyberattacks.xlsx include the following information:

  • Year is the name of the fiscal year (not calendar year) in which the events were reported
  • EnergySectorIncidents is the number of cyber attacks/incidents reported by the energy sector to ICS-CERT, by year
  • TotalIncidents is the number of cyber attacks/incidents reported by all critical infrastructure sectors to ICS-CERT, by year
  • EnergySectorPercent is the percent of all reported cyber attacks/incidents that were in the energy sector, by year

This file also includes a TOTAL, which sums years 2009 through 2014.

Data Sources

The Department of Homeland Security provided this information to Inside Energy upon request.