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VIDEO: A Smarter Planet Requires Smarter Security

August 31, 2010

A recent video from IBM discusses the crucial need to include security by design for the smart grid -- as well as all aspects of the data-driven, interconnected "smart planet."

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The Smart Grid-Connected Home of the (Very Near) Future

August 24, 2010

A recent article on CNET News looks some of the latest innovations in smart, green consumer technology in the home. Much of the new technology taking shape today will rely upon the increasing presence of smart grid utilities.

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Mocana's 2010 Mobile & Smart Device Security Report

August 23, 2010

Mocana is pleased to announce the release of our 2010 Mobile & Smart Device Security Report, (PDF) "Concern Grows as Vulnerable Devices Proliferate, Smartphones are the Tip of the Iceberg".

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The Smart Meter "Off Switch"

August 11, 2010

While the transition to Smart Grid technology brings with it the promises of energy conservation, and hopes to empower consumers with a higher awareness of their power consumption, many are concerned that with these benefits will also come key vulnerabilities to the electrical grid -- and for that matter, the safety of entire nations. In Britain, for example, researchers at Cambridge University have brought to light a vulnerability associated with plans to introduce "pre-paid" energy consumption for consumers with a history of defaulting on payment. The practice would require a standard remote shut-off scheme which, depending on encryption methods, might make it relatively easy for a malicious third party to disable meters remotely.

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