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Depsite IT, Industrial and Utility Security Still Weak

May 17, 2010

In a comprehensive interview with CNET News, security expert Joe Weiss -- an authority on cybersecurity in the industrial and utilities industries -- discusses the ongoing disconnect between IT security and the world of critical infrastructure. (A subject we've discussed before).

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House Votes to Secure Energy Grid

May 3, 2010

In a unanimous vote before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, legislators have passed the Grid Reliability and Infrastructure Defense (GRID) Act as a preemptive measure against cyber-terrorist attacks. Beginning with an analysis of potential weaknesses, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is charged with the task of securing the United States' energy systems.

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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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Experts Warn of Smart Grid Security Weakness

March 8, 2010

A recent article on Wired.com reports that, with Smart Grid utility technologies being implemented at a rapid rate, experts are concerned that the cybersecurity of these systems is seriously lagging.

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Smart Grid Security Spending to Jump to $3.7B

February 15, 2010

While the transition to the Smart Grid utility infrastructure promises advances in efficiency and connectivity, it also brings with it increased vulnerability to cyberattacks. According to a recent article on Smartplanet.com, for utility companies, this means more spending on cybersecurity solutions.

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