New Smart Grid Security Document Released

April 25, 2010

We've posted before about the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Smart Grid security strategy draft. And now the NIST has announced the second draft of its Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements document, which is currently available for public comment.

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Industrial Control Systems Hit by Malware

April 15, 2010

A new report from the Repository of Industrial Security Incidents (RISI) shows that, over the past five years, the industrial control systems that run utility plants--including power, water, and wastewater--are increasingly subject to security breaches involving malware and viruses. And this is despite only 10 percent of industrial control systems being directly connected to the internet.

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Conference to Address Medical Device Security

April 12, 2010

As Mocana CEO Adrian Turner recently discussed on CNBC, today's crop of high-tech, networked medical devices could soon be facing cybersecurity threats which have the potential to put patient health--and private medical data--at serious risk.

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Major Security Flaws Found in Smart Meters

March 30, 2010

We've previously discussed (here, here and here) the growing concern among security experts about the current state of Smart Grid cybersecurity. Given the ongoing, rapid rollout of network-connected utility technology around the country, more and more of these critical security issues are showing up all the time.

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Computers Behind the Wheel of Automated RoboCars

March 22, 2010

As much as it sounds like classic science-fiction, interstate highways flowing smoothly with lanes full of robotic, driverless cars could be the future of transportation. And it could happen relatively soon, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.

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