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Monday 21st of April 2014

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  • An Insecure ‘Smart’ Grid is Not So Smart
  • Tom Blau
  • The electrical grid is vital not only to civil society but to the military as well. Defending it against the threats of the post-9/11 era requires strategic thinking to complement the grid’s focus on local interests …

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  • An Insecure ‘Smart’ Grid is Not So Smart
  • Tom Blau 
  • The electrical grid is vital not only to civil society but to the military as well. Defending it against the threats of the post-9/11 era requires strategic thinking to complement the grid’s focus on local interests …

  • Nation’s Power Grid Too Vulnerable?
  • Don Soifer 
  • The electric power grid in the United States is highly vulnerable to cyberattacks and other threats, concluded a report issued on Wednesday by Congressmen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Henry Waxman (D-CA).

  • Keeping the Lights On: Cyber Terrorism and the Power Grid
  • Michael Barrett and Robert Gamble 
  • The clear and present danger of cyber threats to our critical infrastructure, such as the national power grid, can no longer be ignored. Fortunately, the government began calling attention to cyber risks in the form of a recent presidential Executive Order, the reintroduction of cyber security legislation, and some long-delayed but honest pronouncements about ongoing attacks from China and other nation-states. Now it is time to move from rhetoric to action.

  • Ensuring The Resilience Of The U.S. Electrical Grid
  • J. Michael Barrett, Jeff Harner and John Thorne 
  • The North American power grid is a modern engineering marvel, and yet at the same time it is increasingly a system facing great risk of being disrupted by adverse events. Nearly all of the critical …

  • Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment
  • Michael Barrett 
  • For thousands of years, nocturnal light was an expensive luxury. Today we can’t imagine life without cheap round-the-clock light. This is just one example of how the U.S. electrical grid is responsible for …

  • Ensuring the Resilience of the U.S. Electrical Grid – Part IV: Key Investment Areas and Next Steps
  • Michael Barrett 
  • It has been widely observed across many aspects of life that, “knowledge is power,” and this certainly holds true in the case of knowing what is happening and why across the many pieces that comprise the electrical power grid. Specifically, because electricity from the grid cannot be stored and must instead be continuously generated and transmitted and then instantly consumed, the power of knowing in real-time the precise demand, actual supply flows, and any anomalous energy losses throughout the system is even more important than in many other arenas.

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