New Cyberattack by Group Behind TRITON/TRISIS Reported

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:45:39 +0000

Cybersecurity firm FireEye has uncovered and is responding to a new intrusion at an unnamed critical infrastructure facility that it suggests in an April 10 blog post was perpetrated by the group behind the TRITON attack, which prompted a process shutdown at a Middle Eastern facility in 2017. But while details of the new attack are sparse, […]

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New TRITON/TRISIS Cyberattack Reported at Critical Infrastructure Facility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 16:04:17 +0000

A new critical infrastructure facility has suffered a TRITON intrusion, says cybersecurity firm FireEye.  The company confirmed in an April 10 blog post that it has uncovered and is responding to an “an additional intrusion by the attacker behind TRITON at a different critical infrastructure facility.”  Details about the attack are sparse, but FireEye and […]

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Replacing Retirees and Improving Reliability High on To-Do Lists

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

What keeps you up at night? The question has become cliché as panel moderators now routinely ask it as a “thought-provoking” final query to close out executive roundtable sessions at industry conferences

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Autonomous Power Plant Takes Shape in Japan

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The world’s first autonomous combined cycle power plant is currently under construction at the Takasago Machinery Works facility in Japan, and it will be operational by 2020, according to Mitsubishi Hitachi

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Working with Peers Is Critical to Power System Reliability [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:59:46 +0000

When conversations around the power industry turn to computer hacking, more often than not experts say it’s not a question of if, but rather, how systems have been compromised. William Doering, adjunct professor in the John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University and a director with Guidehouse—a management consulting services provider—said he has […]

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Cyberattack Debilitates Major Aluminum and Hydropower Producer

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:05:53 +0000

Norsk Hydro, a major global aluminum producer that is also Norway’s third-largest producer of hydropower, has been stricken by an extensive cyberattack—reportedly ransomware—that forced its entire global network offline. The company powers its sizable aluminum production operations with 20 hydropower plants concentrated in Telemark, Røldal-Suldal, Sogn, and Vennesla, producing a total 10 TWh per year. […]

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DOE and FERC Mull Incentivizing Cybersecurity, Physical Security of Power and Gas Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:22:17 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) want to explore how federal and state authorities could incentivize cybersecurity and physical security in the power and natural gas sectors. The agencies issued a notice on Feb. 4announcing they would jointly hold a technical conference on Thursday, March 28, 2019, from 10 […]

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Connected Plant 2019  ‘Game Changers’: The People Behind Digital Innovation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 20:21:23 +0000

Behind the digital tools that make the industrial internet of things (IIOT) in the power generation and chemical process industries are people. The upcoming Connected Plant Conference—Feb. 19–21, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina—will recognize the achievements of 11 individuals and companies who are fast risers in the field. Through insight and experience, these “Game Changer” champions […]

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DERMS Technology Part of Australia’s Push for Renewables

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A new distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) is being deployed in Western Australia, designed to manage distributed energy resources (DERs) across nearly 1 million square miles, with a focus on

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How Digital Technology Is Changing Power Plants

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Digital technology is everywhere today including in most power plants. Computer hardware and software are changing the way plants are operated and maintained. Many technology experts will tell you that

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