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A low-cost way to make grid communications more resilient: traffic duplication

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:29
As it is in other areas of the smart grid sector, the chore of supporting legacy equipment while making the transition to next-generation communications is a difficult one. Motty Anavi explains how utilities can not only continue to use their legacy equipment as they migrate to newer technology, but also improve resiliency.

For utilities, banks, and other critical infrastructure providers, Y2K arrives April 8 2014

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:12
Microsoft will end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. While the announcement was made years ago, the very tough challenges for utilities and others working with critical infrastructure are no less real. Guest contributors Stuart McCafferty and Andy Bochman offer a detailed account of those challenges as well as ways to mitigate them.

What Homeland Security wants utilities to know and do

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:02
Physical and cybersecurity are attracting a lot of scrutiny from inside and outside the energy industry… from agencies like NERC, members of Congress and now, the Department of Homeland Security. Click to read a Q&A with a Homeland Security official on the agency’s revised National Infrastructure Protection Plan and its recommendations.