How to make smart grids

A smart grid is an upgraded electricity network with two-way digital communication between supplier and consumer. The adoption of smart grids will change the distribution and …

Environmentally hardened encryption appliance

Certes Networks announced the introduction of their newest encryption appliance, the CEP5 LC. Developed for organizations requiring secure traffic flows to remote locations, …

Securing embedded devices

Like with computers, mobile phones, cars and many other things that man created, thermostats, automatic doors, insulin pumps, control panels for a great many instruments and …

Can we expect a cyber attack on the smart grid?

The vulnerability of the energy industry’s new wireless smart grid will inevitably lead to lights out for everyone, according to leading cyber expert David Chalk. In an …

Smart meters vulnerable to false data injection

Power grids connect electricity producers to consumers through interconnected transmission and distribution networks. In these networks, system monitoring is necessary to …

New IEEE standards for the smart grid

IEEE announced five new standards, as well as a modified standards-development project, that are all intended to aid the efficient rollout of the smart grid worldwide. The new …

Amphion Forum, a security event to watch

Kurt Stammberger is the VP of Market Development at Mocana and the Chair of the Amphion Forum. He is best known as the founder of the annual RSA Conference. He joined RSA …

Huge threats still targeting power grids

One year ago, the Stuxnet virus had just been discovered. A year’s worth of analysis still has not unlocked its secrets but it has had a profound influence upon the …

Smart grid data analytics

The deployment of smart meters and other communication nodes within the electricity grid distribution network is generating a wave of new information that many in the utility …