30. March 2016 · Comments Off on No more grid-lock: More turning to renewable energy sources for power · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

“Going off the grid” was once an expression that brought to mind hippies, survivalists and others on the fringes of society looking for a life without the intrusions of government and big business.

Today, though, advances in technology and concerns with the age and condition of the nation’s electrical production and distribution network are making it increasingly popular to avoid “the grid” through the growing use of renewable energy sources such as the sun and wind, even in government and big business.

Source: No more grid-lock: More turning to renewable energy sources for power

07. May 2014 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Security and Internet Risk · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If anyone knows more than he can tell about the cybersecurity threats to the country’s power grid, it’s Seán McGurk. As head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) from 2008 to 2012, he led the day-to-day fight against intrusions and attacks against utilities and energy companies during a period when such threats grew from a trickle to a flood.

via Smart Grid Security and Internet Risk | The Energy Collective.

28. April 2014 · Comments Off on 5 Tips to Cybersecure the Power Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If anyone knows more than he can tell about the cybersecurity threats to the country’s power grid, it’s Seán McGurk. As head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) from 2008 to 2012, he led the day-to-day fight against intrusions and attacks against utilities and energy companies during a period when such threats grew from a trickle to a flood.

via Smart Grid Security and Internet Risk | The Energy Collective.

04. June 2013 · Comments Off on Utilities should view cybersecurity as a core requirement · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the emergence of the smart grid, utilities have largely failed to address cybersecurity issues, focusing instead on the cost savings and efficiency gains of a market-oriented model, according to ABI Research. Industrial control systems have poor methods of authentication, little encryption, and are often not capable of detecting intrusions.

via Utilities should view cybersecurity as a core requirement – FierceSmartGrid.

25. March 2010 · Comments Off on House panel approves smart-grid security bill – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , , ,

A bill aiming to protect the nation’s electricity grid from cyber attacks easily passed a House subcommittee today and now heads to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act, co-authored by Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), directs the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) to take measures to protect the electricity grid from telecommunications intrusions. The threat of cyber attacks is getting more attention now that the grid is becoming Internet-enabled.

via House panel approves smart-grid security bill – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.