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What is the Deal with Security in Smart Grid?

The panel "Cyber Security: Dealing with Your Smart Grid Insecurities” was very interesting because several people discussed security for smart grid from different perspectives. The panel consisted of: Moderator: Jeffrey Katz, chief technology officer, Electric and Utility Industry, IBM Panelists: Tim Roxey, manager of critical infrastructure protection, North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) Erfan Ibrahim, [...]

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Google Paying For The Sins

if diplomacy trumps the tarradiddles, innovation and technology will prevail

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Shavlik Comments on February Patch Tuesday Releases

"Microsoft has released 13 new security bulletins for February’s Patch Tuesday. This size of this release is not uncommon. Historically, Microsoft has had a light January followed by a large February. This month’s patches address 26 vulnerabilities. There have been no reports of active attacks against these vulnerabilities. One of these vulnerabilities has been publicly [...]

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Web Warfare, Instead of Web Wampum

As each week passes, more swirling cyber intrigue surrounds China’s breeching international law. Accusations are made and the net grows wider around those who are vulnerable. No one is without a theory on what has happened. Google insiders have even been implicated; or perhaps Google employees were held and vigorously interrogated. Stories abound. Perhaps the [...]

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IP(IPv6): The Protocol of Choice for Smart Grid(?)

At the GridCom Forum, a panel discussed the roles of IP and IPv6. In the ICT area, IP is becoming (or has become) the protocol of choice. A consensus is forming for smart grid as well. NIST’s "Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0” lists IP as one of the standards that [...]

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TLLTS Guest Tara Spalding from Groundwork Open Source

Tara Spalding is the VP of Marketing at Groundwork Open Source. Groundwork has a community project known as MonitoringForge.org, which is platform agnostic. Before GWOS, she was at SugarCRM. Click here to listen to the podcast from The Linux Link Tech Show in mp3 format.

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Internet Privacy Myth

The battle for privacy continues to make more U-turns as FBI Director, Robert Mueller claims he "called for data retention on the part of Internet providers, and emphasized the point two years later when explicitly asking Congress to enact a law making it mandatory. But it had not been clear before that the FBI was asking companies [...]

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Empathy: Litmus Test for Success in Web 2.0

We dance around the idea of empathy as if it was an old lecherous politician with wine breath. Instead of embracing the idea of putting ourselves in the shoes of others – opponents, competitors and anyone with whom we disagree – we assume that doing so will weaken our stance, instead of building a better [...]

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Looking at What Makes Good Application Security Knowledge

It’s always interesting reading about larger scale fraud like this one recently with the Bank of Queensland. You wonder in cases like this, had the accused pulled the pin earlier, would he ever have gotten caught? You wonder how many do get away with it – stopping before obvious alarm bells start to ring? What [...]

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Robots Could Assist in Quake Search and Rescue

Earthquake rescues could be made safer and faster with a new robot being developed at UC Berkeley by engineering grad students Paul Birkmeyer and Kevin Peterson with Professor Ron Fearing. View the ABC7 News video here

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