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A startup's bid to boost smart grid security

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A few years ago, a report on the electric grid by the U.S. Department of Defense chided the power industry for not taking cybersecurity seriously: “Ninety to ninety-five percent of the people working on the smart grid are not concerned about security and only see it as a last box...
A startup's bid to boost smart grid security
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Who Do You Trust Less -- the NSA or Anonymous?

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Intelligence officials seem to be polishing up their case to take on Anonymous like a 'stateless' terrorist group.The director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, told various high-level audiences that the loosely affiliated group, Anonymous, would soon have the capability "to bring about a limited power outage through...
Who Do You Trust Less -- the NSA or Anonymous?
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Senators call for probe of electric grid cybersecurity

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After a CNET article reports potential security vulnerability with the electric power grid, two U.S. senators call for a federal investigation. [Read more]...
Senators call for probe of electric grid cybersecurity
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Green Cars are the Platform, Now Come the Applications

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Today forward thinking developers are eying the iPad — tomorrow they’ll be focused on your family sedan. The next generation of electric cars will fuel up from a smart power grid, have one of several operating systems, will connect to broadband networks provided by wireless carriers and have a charge...
Green Cars are the Platform, Now Come the Applications
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Maker of smart-grid software discloses hack

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Files were affected during compromise, says company that makes software used in the "smart" electric grid. [Read more]...
Maker of smart-grid software discloses hack

Japan-U.S. smart grid project now live in New Mexico

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A smart grid project that has been under development for over a year, created by a collaboration of Japanese and U.S. companies, is now live in New Mexico. The demonstration project promises to help solve some thorny problems with adding more renewable energy into the power grid. The network will...
Japan-U.S. smart grid project now live in New Mexico
Power company targeted by 10,000 cyberattacks per month

How smart analytics could thwart terrorist attacks

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Nothing sends shivers down my spine quite like a hypothetical in which someone sets a whole block on fire after cutting off the fire department’s electric supply in order to slow its response. It’s a scary thought, but not entirely unplausible. Perhaps it should give us some peace of mind, though,...
How smart analytics could thwart terrorist attacks
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Cyberrisks to U.S. electric grid a matter of timing

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Co-chairman of North American Energy Standards Board committee says that unless digital signatures used in the industry are made more secure, the consequences could be disastrous. [Read more]...
Cyberrisks to U.S. electric grid a matter of timing

EPA institutes new rules for emissions from fracking wells

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The US Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules for air emissions from oil and natural gas wells yesterday. The rules affect the pipeline transport of natural gas as well as production, but are mainly focused on hydraulic fracturing operations. No federal standards had existed previously, though some states had...
EPA institutes new rules for emissions from fracking wells

Q&A: Solar startup's innovation boosts renewable energy output

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Don Moss and Zachary Butler Global Green Energy in Tumwater has hardware that solar power system owners use to feed renewable energy into the electric grid. To find out more, I talked with Global Green Energy co-founders Don Moss, President and CEO, and Zachary Butler, Vice President. How is Global...
Q&A: Solar startup's innovation boosts renewable energy output

MIT spinout Liquid Metal Battery lands $15M from Bill Gates and others

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Liquid Metal Battery Corporation, an MIT spin out that’s developing new technologies to for electricity storage, has raised $15 million in funding from Khosla Ventures, Total and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The technology behind the company was developed by Dr. Donald Sadoway, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was...
MIT spinout Liquid Metal Battery lands $15M from Bill Gates and others

U.S. power companies under frequent cyberattack

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A survey of U.S. utilities shows many are facing frequent cyberattacks that could threaten a highly interdependent power grid supplying more than 300 million people, according to a congressional report.More than a dozen utilities said cyberattacks were daily or constant, according to the survey, commissioned by U.S. Democratic Representatives...
U.S. power companies under frequent cyberattack

On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech

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Finding a better, low-power way to send data over long distance is crucial for tracking energy use and monitoring the health of an electric grid. On-Ramp Wireless has been tackling this challenge and now aims to raise nearly $30 million to commercialize its technology, according to its regulatory filing on Thursday....
On-Ramp aims to raise $30M for low-power wireless tech
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Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security

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© 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com According to former CIA director James Woolsey, the utility companies don’t want to think about issues like data security, so it’s up to the people working on smart grid technologies to do that. Right now, he said, they’re more concerned with adding fun new features,...
Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security
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Tech Moves: Dave Parker joins UP Global; Jeff Seely named to Lighter Capital board; and more

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Dave Parker Seattle entrepreneur Dave Parker has been named vice president of product at UP Global, the new entity that comprises Startup Weekend and Startup America. Parker has been actively involved in the Seattle startup community for years, most recently serving as Seattle director of the Founder Institute startup incubator....
Tech Moves: Dave Parker joins UP Global; Jeff Seely named to Lighter Capital board; and more
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