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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First Smart Grid Standards Guide Issued

January 24, 2010

With the transition to an automated, networked Smart Grid utility infrastructure well under way, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released "A Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0".

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Fed Certified Flash Drives Easily Hacked

January 10, 2010

USB flash drives that encrypt stored data using AES 256-bit hardware encryption are designed to meet the most stringent of security requirements. These drives -- produced by multiple manufacturers -- are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), designating them appropriate for sensitive government uses.

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CONFERENCE SUMMARY:2009 Control Systems Security Conference

November 3, 2009

Applied Control Systems (ACS) recently held the Ninth Control Systems Cybersecurity Conference in Bethesda, MD. The conference, which focuses on industrial control systems in a range of applications, was attended representatives from US and International water and electrical utilities, control systems and IT suppliers, gas/oil and chemical companies, universities and government agencies. The conference agenda is viewable here.

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NIST Publishes Security Standards for Smart Grid Devices

October 6, 2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a preliminary report outlining the security plan for the nation's next-generation Smart Grid, a two-way system using intelligent networking to control the flow of electricity between power plants and end users.

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