Outsmarting Power Grid Vulnerabilities

June 7, 2012

Whether swapping out devices or improving existing ones, introducing new functionality and features to the power grid where there had been none before can have security consequences, according to one expert.

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California Regulates Smart Grid Technologies

August 8, 2011

In a first-in-the-nation decision, California has passed regulations covering smart grid privacy and security, including independent security checks of the integrity of data collected and a restriction of the that data to third parties.

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Toyota To Build Cloud-based Telematics System

April 8, 2011

Looking toward the future, Toyota will collaborate with Microsoft to build a cloud-based telematic system for its cars by 2015.

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Night Dragon Pilfers Oil & Gas Smart Grid

March 9, 2011

The Night Dragon is the latest cyber security attack to join the ranks of uber-sophisticated Trojans like Stuxnet. It uses one of the most common attacks, compromising external Web servers and then hacking into the company intranets to gain access to internal servers and desktops. The tragic truth is that the oil and gas sector has a very poor guard against cyber security threats that can easily be prevented. For example, incidents of the Night Dragon have shown that the energy industry has left too many doors open for invaders to come in without any sense of stealth.

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U.S. DOE Examines New Cyber Security Risks on the Electric Grid

February 11, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) just announced a new initiative to assess the state of cyber security for the electric grid. DOE has already begun tapping numerous leads from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Homeland Security as well as both public and private utilities to contribute to this open forum on cyber security.

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