18. June 2016 · Comments Off on Boost Security Compliance with Big Data in the IoT Era · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

For years, organizations have turned to security events and logs, aka machine data, to meet compliance requirements for regulations and mandates such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, GLBA, NERC, ISO, COSO, and the EU Data Directive. These compliance requirements typically include security event logging and retention, threat detection and alerting, and incident review and response. Additionally, organizations must measure the effectiveness of the many technical controls required by these regulations and mandates.In the past, organizations have turned to traditional Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software to meet these requirements. SIEMs centrally collect event and log data from security devices. In turn, these logs can be harnessed for cross-data source correlations and rules to detect threats, after-the-fact incident investigations and response, and for compliance reporting.

Source: Boost Security Compliance with Big Data in the IoT Era

02. April 2015 · Comments Off on Thomas Siebel Addresses Future of the Grid at Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

C3 Energy CEO Thomas M. Siebel answered questions surrounding the future of the grid during an on-stage interview with Wall Street Journal Contributing Editor Jeff Ball yesterday during ECO:nomics 2015.

“Utilities should be encouraged to lead the way to a more modernized electric system. Progress has been dramatic in the current decade, but current state regulations have not kept pace”

As an invited industry expert, Siebel spoke on how next-generation technology is driving innovation across the grid. Siebel and Ball discussed the technologies that are necessary to modernize energy systems worldwide, including cloud computing, machine learning, and big data analytics. Siebel also addressed challenges to the future of the smart grid, including regulations that impede technology advancement for utilities.

via Thomas Siebel Addresses Future of the Grid at Wall Street Journal’s ECO:nomics | Business Wire.

12. March 2015 · Comments Off on China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

China is building more than a third of the world’s nuclear reactors currently under construction, and has plans to triple its nuclear power capacity by 2020. That has some observers worried about the country’s opaque and politicized nuclear safety regulations.

But amid all the hype over nuclear power, China has been expanding its wind power capacity at an even faster clip. Last year, China’s wind farms reached a capacity of 115,000 megawatts, compared with just 20,000 megawatts from its nuclear sector. (To be sure, capacity is different than the actual amount of energy created.)

via China’s wind farms can now produce more energy than all of America’s nuclear plants – Quartz.

20. January 2015 · Comments Off on Department of Energy, Federal Smart Grid Task Force Release Smart Grid Voluntary Code of Conduct to Address Data Privacy Concerns · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Department of Energy and the Federal Smart Grid Task Force released the final version of a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) for smart grid data privacy on Monday, several hours after President Obama heralded the release of the VCC as part of his speech on privacy and cybersecurity at the Federal Trade Commission.  The VCC is the result of a multi-year effort by the Department of Energy and the Federal Smart Grid Task Force to collaborate with industry stakeholders to develop a voluntary code of conduct that addresses smart grid privacy concerns.  The VCC does not supersede any federal, state, or local laws or regulations.  Instead, it serves as a set of “high level principles of conduct for both utilities and third parties.”  The VCC does, however, contemplate that entities could adopt the VCC with “limited exceptions” where required by other laws or regulations.

via Department of Energy, Federal Smart Grid Task Force Release Smart Grid Voluntary Code of Conduct to Address Data Privacy Concerns | The National Law Review.

08. December 2014 · Comments Off on A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer. But a new piece of hardware has to go through design revisions, materials tests, and manufacturing regulations before it sees the light of day.

This is why Ville Ylläsjärvi thinks Thingsee One, the open source, Internet of Things gadget his company is Kickstarting, will have staying power. Thingsee One isn’t just a sensor-stuffed piece of hardware, it’s a developer kit for other hardware makers. “We’re solving the hardware equation for them,” he says.

via A New Gadget That Lets You Invent Your Own Internet of Things | WIRED.