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Power Grid Upgrades Create Security Risks

The U.S. power grid is in the process of an enormous transformation into a smart grid

According to Security Implications of the Smart Grid, a report from Marie Wright, PhD, of Western Connecticut State University, and Robert Billings, Jr., B.A., of Billings Electric, the shift to a smart grid infrastructure means that power companies will be using more IP-based communications and commercial, off-the-shelf technologies.


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Weather-Related Blackouts Doubled Between 2003 and 2012

The number of electrical outages affecting 50,000 or more people for at least an hour doubled during the decade up to 2012.  Most of the blackouts were caused by damage to large transmission lines and substations during extreme weather events, a new analysis from nonprofit Climate Central says. Michigan has the most outages, followed by Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.


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PG&E Offers $250K Reward for Substation Attack Leads

In the latest development since the targeted attack on a southern California Pacific Gas & Electric Co. substation last April, PG&E is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the attack.


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Regulators to Impose New Security Rules on Electric Utilities

Federal energy regulators plan to impose new security rules on electric utilities to make sure they protect major substations and other facilities critical to the operation of the electric grid.


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New Research Warns World to Prepare for Blackouts

The reality of living without computers, mobile phones and entertainment systems, and managing a transport system thrown into chaos by an absence of traffic lights, trains and subways, may become increasingly common, according to a new academic study.


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UNR Creating Cybersecurity Center

The University of Nevada, Reno is establishing a Cyber Security Center.


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Critical Infrastructure Facing Increased Cyber Risk

The nation’s critical infrastructure is coming under increased pressure to protect their vital systems and assets from outside cyber threats as the number of attacks increase and stronger regulations are imposed.


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Protech Enhances Video Monitoring With Intruder Alarms

Utility companies use video to perform daily operations, but, cannot rely on it alone to provide reliable intrusion detection.
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Electric Utility Company Deploys Monitored VideoIQ Solution After Two Counts of Vandalism With Previous System

Gardner Energy is an electric utility company that has served Gardner, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City, for more than 100 years.
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Good Advice from American Petroleum Institute

In order to assist petroleum companies evaluate and respond to security threats, the American Petroleum Institute has...
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.

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Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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