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Smart Grid

Meeting the Standards That Don't Apply

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute put together The Maui Smart Grid Project team to evaluate new smart-grid technologies and collect feedback from the community. A recent article in the Maui News, Smart Grid Project Concerns Addressed, said : The project team considers the safety and satisfaction of participants extremely important, and there…

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The NIST TIP Programmatic Plan lists Smart Grid for FY2012-FY2014. Why not sooner?

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP), posted their Programmatic Plan: FY 2011 FY 2014 at http://www.nist.gov/tip/upload/tip_programmatic_plan_fy2011_fy2014_01_25_2011.pdf. The plan outlines TIP’s current thinking as to possible directions for future funding. TIP addresses the nation’s critical needs by offering competitive, cost-shared funding opportunities for high-risk,…

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HBR and Tomorrow's Smart Grid

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher When I hear Harvard Business Review I think of those HBR case studies we had to do when I got my MBA. But, I recently added the HBR blog to my news feed and I have been impressed with the topics they have been covering. Last month I wrote about…

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Demystifying Smart Grid Security

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Demystifying Smart Grid Security, an article written by the lead researcher on smart grids and smart cities at Forrester Research, appeared in a Harvard Business Review blog and then on BusinessWeek. It is a good overview of what the Smart Grid is and three overarching challenges to smart grid security:…

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SecureRF is a Finalist in the Global Security Challenge

The fifth annual Global Security Challenge competition, the largest and leading international competition for security innovators, offers security entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their inventions and compete for over $500,000 in cash support, sponsored by the TSWG of the US Government. The competition aims to identify, explore and foster innovation in the field of homeland…

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A Vote for Securing the Social Network of Devices a Safer Smart Grid

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher GE’s Ecomagination Challenge is a $200 million call to action for businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, and students to share their best ideas and come together to take on one of the world’s toughest challenges building the next-generation power grid to meet the needs of the 21st century. SecureRF has submitted an…

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Smart Grid Security Warnings

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry titled Lack Of Security In Smart-Meter Rollouts.  This topic continues to get an increasing amount of press, including these two articles: Smart Power Grids a Prime Target in Cyber Warfare in Security Week. http://www.securityweek.com/smart-power-grids-prime-target-cyber-warfare Energy Insecurities: The Downside of Being Too…

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Lack of Security in Smart-Meter Rollouts

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Smart Grid security covers a wide spectrum of technologies from fences and video cameras at the power generation facilities and substations to securing the data in the embedded systems and metering devices used to monitor and adjust a homeowner’s usage. These Smart Meter security issues have been in the news a lot recently. Elinor…

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SecureRF Granted First Patent – Cryptographic Solution Suitable for Embedded or Low Resource Computing Devices

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher SecureRF Corporation has received its first patent! The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted SecureRF U.S. Patent 7,649,999 for the world’s first cryptography method to run in linear time. The patented algorithm provides a key agreement protocol and a method for generating a secret key to facilitate secure…

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