Taking the temperature of the Smart Grid

If you ever want to get the most out of a industry convention summit, be a moderator, speaker and audience participant.  I had the opportunity of doing this at the Smart Grid Summit in the Miami Beach Convention Center.  With stranded visitors from the north enjoying highs of 81F in Miami Beach, the summit proved […]

Smart Grid Security: threats and challenges in 2011

This is an interview conducted by Larry Karisny with Andy Bochman, Energy Security Lead IBM Software Group/Rational on the challenges and complexities in today’s smart grid security. (1) There was a recent article in SearchSecurity titled IBM predicts rising mobile threats, critical infrastructure attacks in 2011. Are you sharing the same feelings of when, not […]

Detailed discussion of Smart Grid security with Bob Lockhart of Pike Research

This is an interview with Bob Lockhart, industry analyst at Pike Research, about smart grid security. In this interview, I delve deeper into the challenges facing utility companies to secure the smart grid. * * * * * * Q: Is there a reason you decided to focus just on security in a separate study? A: […]

Will security issues stifle smart grid investment?

With billions of dollars of public and private smart grid investment in place and billions more in forecasted network hardware and software shipments, will enthusiasm for the smart grid be dampened by security concerns? Current smart meter deployment trends and reported security breaches point towards that possibility. A recent Pike Research report entitled “Smart Grid: 10 Trends to […]

GridNet: a look under the Smart Grid hood

This is an interview conducted by Larry Karisny with Ray Bell, Founder and CEO of GridNet. Search for the phrase “Smart Grid” on Google and you will get more organizations and explanations defining what it is than you may even want to know. From government policies to standards groups to organizations to new publications, everyone […]