Archive for June, 2010

The Smart Grid Faces Up to Complex Standards Challenges

The potential for the smart grid to do a host of good things unquestioned. The smart grid clearly is a winning initiative for society, as well as many companies

Place your bets: bad, worse, and worst

Whether you are into prevention, mitigation, response, or recovery, we all deal with the deadly trifecta of natural, accidental, and intentional threats.  A few recent examples:
Natural threats: The Arizona wildfire continues to burn as Alex threat…

Place your bets: the bad, worse, and worst

Whether you are into prevention, mitigation, response, or recovery, we all deal with the deadly trifecta of natural, accidental, and intentional threats.  A few recent examples:
Natural threats: The Arizona wildfire continues to burn as Alex threat…

Cyber crime getting more sophisticated by the day, says Microsoft report

Cyber crime is fast maturing as a profession, with criminals using new techniques to bring their malware to market

IEEE Ratifies 1815 DNP3 Smart Grid Standard

IEEE today announced the ratification of its IEEE 1815 Distributed Network Protocol (DNP3) standard for electric power systems communications

CIA: Cyber Warfare Could ‘Paralyze’ U.S.

We are now in a world in which cyber warfare is very real

CIA: Cyber Warfare Could ‘Paralyze’ U.S.

We are now in a world in which cyber warfare is very real

Does the US Have Any Domestic Terrorist Groups?

On June 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court “upheld a federal law that makes it a crime to provide “material support” to foreign terrorist organizations, even if the support takes the form of training for peacefully resolving conflicts.
This dec…

Botnets Will Dominate Cyberattacks Through 2013: Gartner

The botnet style of attack has proven remarkably resilient as an entry point into corporate systems as enterprises embrace new technologies, such as the cloud, virtualization and social networks.

Senators Say Cybersecurity Bill Has No ‘Kill Switch’

Two co-sponsors defend their bill against allegations that the bill would give the President broad authorities to take over or even shut down the Internet.