Securing the IP of IP Smart Grid Security

When your job, among other things, consists of the discovery and protection of the intellectual property in things like smart grid security, I thought an interview with Theodore Wood from Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox (based in Washington DC) would be be insightful.  I wasn’t disappointed.  From international cyber security espionage to plain old American […]

Cyber Wars begin: is the Power Grid next?

Recent reports have clearly demonstrated that cyber wars are indeed happening. I made this clear in my last Smart Grid Virtual Summit presentation in June 2011. So what are the implications and when are people going to at last take notice? Forbes reported recent attacks included an unprecedented series of cyber attacks on the networks of 72 organizations […]

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities selects Tropos for smart grid communications

The Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KCBPU) has selected Tropos GridCom  as their communications infrastructure for aggregating multiple smart grid applications across their 127 square mile service territory. KCBPU, a publicly owned provider of electricity and water services in the Kansas City area, is deploying a smart grid for both power and water utilities. […]

Virtual Summit for the Smart Grid

The Smart Grid Virtual Summit on June 29 and 30, 2011 is expected to be an eye opener with top industry players sharing their expertise. It is an online conference via Cisco’s Webex platform, which makes it a fantastic way to listen to experts, interact with other attendees, all from the comfort of your home […]

Smart Grid security: trillion dollar boom or bust?

In watching smart grid deployments early on I always wondered when the smart grid security flashing red light bulb was going to go on. Andy Bochman is an IBM Security Lead who hates security fear mongering but even he can’t deny the facts about a series of power grid security breaches this spring in a […]