DoS attack the caused disruption at US power utility exploited a known flaw

Security Affairs

A DoS attack that caused disruptions at a power utility in the United States exploited a flaw in a firewall used in the facility. In May, the Department of Energy confirmed that on March 5, 2019, between 9 a.m. SecurityAffairs – power utility, hacking).

Dept. of Energy announced the Liberty Eclipse exercise to test electrical grid against cyber attacks

Security Affairs

This is the first time the Department of Energy will test the electrical grid’s ability to recover from a blackout caused by cyberattacks. “Utilities can’t just flip a few switches to bring the lights on following a major shutdown.

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition

CGI

European cooperation on flexibility to accelerate the energy transition. Early in September, we invited a number of our clients from around Europe to participate in a roundtable discussion on energy flexibility. Read more about energy flexibility.

A ‘Cyber Event’ disrupted power grid operations in three US states

Security Affairs

The Department of Energy confirmed that in March a cyber event disrupted power grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The Department of Energy confirmed that on March 2019, between 9 a.m. a cyber event disrupted energy grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The report doesn’t include the name of the utility company that suffered the incident.

A ‘Cyber Event’ disrupted power grid operations in three US states

Security Affairs

The Department of Energy confirmed that in March a cyber event disrupted power grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The Department of Energy confirmed that on March 2019, between 9 a.m. a cyber event disrupted energy grid operations in California, Wyoming, and Utah. The report doesn’t include the name of the utility company that suffered the incident.

Next-gen, real-time data exchanges will power the energy industry

CGI

Next-gen, real-time data exchanges will power the energy industry. Now in its eighth year, the event brings together global energy experts and influencers to debate and discuss the future of central market operations.

European Utility Week 2018: Top 5 takeaways and the call to ‘journey together’

CGI

European Utility Week 2018: Top 5 takeaways and the call to ‘journey together’. This ancient African proverb sums up, quite accurately, the sentiment at the recently concluded European Utility Week (EUW) 2018. Blockchain is enabling the “democratization” of energy.

Thinking Out Loud: Potential Information

John Battelle's Searchblog

image ) If you took first-year physics in school, you’re familiar with the concepts of potential and kinetic energy. If you skipped Physics, here’s a brief review: Kinetic energy is energy possessed by bodies into motion.

Big Data Bootcamp by the Beach: An introduction

Perficient Data & Analytics

One day, I got a LinkedIn message asking if I would like to teach a Big Data Bootcamp at an event for the Universidad Abierta Para Adultos in Santiago de Caballeros, República Dominicana. I’ve worked for financial institutions as well as a major utility implementing this technology, so I felt on pretty solid experiential ground. This is a little story about nothing ventured; nothing gained.

Protecting America’s Critical Infrastructure

Thales eSecurity

From taking a shower, to brewing your coffee, and watching the news, your morning routine is fueled by the energy sector. Unfortunately, the energy sector is of great interest to cyber attackers today.

Webinar on the SAFETY Act and Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Reputation and Reducing Liability Risk

Hunton Privacy

In 2002, Congress enacted the Supporting Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act (“the SAFETY Act”) to limit the liabilities that energy, financial, manufacturing and other critical infrastructure companies face in the event of a serious cyber or physical security attack. Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP recently represented an electric utility in obtaining a first-of-its-kind enterprise-wide SAFETY Act Certification for its cybersecurity risk management program.

Heading toward a data bright future: key takeaways from the 8th CGI Central Market Debate

CGI

Are there learnings for the utilities industry from an augmented reality game’s incredible 19-day time-to-market, or the possibility that flying taxis could become cheaper than owning a car? My colleague Ana Domingues and I have rounded up the following 7 key takeaways from the event. #1

What the Blockchain Taught Us about IT Security

Security Affairs

It is not just about security, but in utilizing Blockchain to secure your company and your information. But it is not just about security, but in utilizing Blockchains to secure your company and your information. Energy Efficiency.

FERC Approves NERC’s Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards and Directs NERC to Expand Their Scope

Data Matters

A string of Governmental announcements have increasingly sounded the alarm about the growing cybersecurity threat facing the energy sector. Among other things, these reports have announced that state-sponsored cyber actors have successfully gained access to the control rooms of utilities. Against this backdrop, it is unsurprising that energy regulators have increasingly focused their attention on cybersecurity issues.

NIST Updates Cybersecurity Framework

Data Matters

As with the first version of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, all companies should review the new version, determine its potential utility, and consider adopting, adapting or comparing the new Framework for use within their own cyber ecosystems. The Framework was originally developed to focus on energy, banking, communications, and defense sectors, but has been adopted voluntarily by a much broader group of companies and government agencies.

Updates on Federal Cybersecurity Legislation

Hunton Privacy

This bill would amend the Federal Power Act to grant the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) authority to issue emergency orders requiring critical infrastructure facility operators to take actions necessary to protect the bulk power system. The GRID Act is being considered by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at this time. The American Clean Energy Leadership Act.

Innovative Solutions to Real Business Problems with Big Data from Space

CGI

We are particularly interested in the following markets and potential application areas, although good solutions in any business area are welcome: Energy: Submission to support site surveys, monitor pollution, or inform environmental regulatory requirements. Utilities: Submissions to monitor networks/assets for threats, target maintenance needs, or enable more efficient operations. Innovative Solutions to Real Business Problems with Big Data from Space. p.butler@cgi.com.

Building smarter communities through public-private collaboration

CGI

Lafayette, Louisiana, is a community with an economy that historically has been driven by the energy sector. Production roll out of the final design will occur this fall, with the majority of sensor platforms utilizing LUS Fiber for both connectivity and power.

A Soccer Field on the Data Center, Chickens in the Parking Lot - in Northern Virginia

Interactive Information Management

A user/purchaser of local resources, from facility supplies, energy and materials to IT equipment and services 4. A participant in local government planning and operations – from energy and land use policy to economic development and homeland security 6. events, in-person groups, speakers, etc.) online presence, groups, events, communities, advertising) 10.

DB2 Dispatch from Vegas: IOD, Day One

Robert's Db2

The arena-like events center in which this morning's grand opening session was held was pretty well packed. An overarching theme of this year's IOD event is the leveraging of information and analytics to "gain insight and optimize results." Robert was joined on stage by IT executives from Visa International (Mike Dreyer) and CenterPoint Energy (Steve Pratt).