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bp Alternative Energy wind farms have implemented a number of rugged padlocks to protect the turbines themselves and the junction boxes that house power cables. But not all padlocks are created equal, especially for these critical infrastructure locations which have several challenges, including extreme elements and remote locations.
Domestic critical infrastructure is arguably now more at risk than at any point in living memory, and certainly in a peacetime context. As a consequence of the pandemic, there have been multiple attacks on electricity grids, water systems and energy organizations, election locations, and newly distributed enterprises. What is the best way to go about protecting what is at risk?
Duke Energy, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., named Keith Butler as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer. He is currently senior vice president, global risk management and insurance, chief risk officer and acting chief ethics and compliance officer. The company also named new leaders in the critical areas of corporate security, risk management and ethics and compliance.
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, which hosted the Super Bowl LIV, was looking for a solution to protect its critical infrastructure and ensure a consistent experience for fans and spectators.
There are a number of factors to consider when assessing, planning, designing, deploying, and operating any airspace surveillance, and/or integrated ground and airspace security system. Many of the security process elements tip into sensor requirements and, as a recent Interagency Advisory helpfully noted, some of the sensors provide functionality that is itself illegal.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released an update to its Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Guidance. Version 4.0 provides guidance on how jurisdictions and critical infrastructure owners can use the list to assist in prioritizing the ability of essential workers to work safely while supporting ongoing infrastructure operations across the nation.
The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to be a driving force behind smart buildings, with the ability to optimize all areas of building operations – from HVAC to surveillance, offering massive potential for facility owners and system integrators to create added value for customers. While goals such as reducing energy consumption and space utilization are still priorities, building owners and operators are searching for solutions to help make workspaces and common areas safe and useable, abiding by new health and safety guidelines. Security professionals are also searching for ways to leverage and augment their technology infrastructure to contribute to the overall safety of their facility, beyond the traditional capabilities of access control and surveillance.