How the DOE Plans to Modernize the Grid in the Near Term

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:33:41 +0000

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Twenty-three projects chosen by the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its 2019 Grid Modernization Lab Call provide a broad look at the critical issues that are roiling the nation’s power sector, as well as the tools and technologies that it has determined will best bolster the grid of the future in the near […]

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Air-Gapped Industrial Control Networks: What You Need to Know

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:59:24 +0000

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Many networks across a variety of verticals including government, military, financial services, power plants, and industrial manufacturing have been so-called “air-gapped.” This means they are physically and logically isolated from other networks where communication between these networks is not physically or logically possible. This can be a good thing or bad thing depending on your […]

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Ritter’s Message: Market Forces Drive Growth in Distributed Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 16:26:07 +0000

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Market forces are playing as much if not more of a role than regulatory policy in the transition from fossil-fueled power generation to renewables, as utilities in the U.S. and worldwide establish decarbonization goals. That was the message from Bill Ritter Jr., former governor of Colorado, during his keynote address at POWER’s Distributed Energy Conference […]

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Malware Discovered at Nuclear Plant in India

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2019 10:33:33 +0000

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Malware detected at the Kundankulam nuclear power plant in India’s state of Tamil Nadu has not affected plant systems, an investigation by Nuclear Power Corp. of India (NPCIL), the nation’s nuclear plant operator, confirms.  The entity said in a press release on Oct. 30 that it discovered the malware on Sept. 4 on the personal […]

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Using Extreme Visibility to Protect Industrial Control Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:09:58 +0000

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What does it mean to have “extreme visibility” in an operational technology (OT) environment? According to Claroty, a New York-based company that offers cybersecurity products for industrial control systems, it’s having the ability to see all assets on a network, knowing what they are, and understanding what functions they perform. The company says the more […]

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