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Andy Bochman

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An Irksome Tale: The Battle to Secure the Smart Grid

(13) Comments | Posted September 19, 2010 | 10:13 PM

This is the slightly unsettling story of two organizations, FERC and NERC, as they squabble over the pace of improving the cyber security of our electrical grid. For the energy acronym challenged, that's the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (a part of the Department of Energy), and the North American Electric...

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A Less-than-Obvious Connection of Great Import: Secure the Smart Grid to Improve the Environment

(10) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 10:16 AM

OK, the onus is on me to make the connection credible. But first, let's get a couple of definitions out of the way:

Smart Grid: This is complicated, but before it gets to us, the electricity we unconsciously draw from outlets often travels across hundreds of miles of rickety suspension...

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