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Meeting the Standards That Don’t Apply

Published August 18, 2011 by SecureRF in Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 are three common concerns to clarify further: 3. Privacy/security – […]


Attended the GE ecomagination Challenge award ceremony: SecureRF selected for investment

Published November 18, 2010 by SecureRF in RFID, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher On Tuesday I had the pleasure of going to New York City with Louis Parks, SecureRF’s CEO, and Mark Javello, a SecureRF advisor. We attended the GE ecomagination award ceremony. The GE ecomagination Challenge is an open competition for ideas and solutions for energy and the Smart Grid. Almost 4,000 entries from 150 countries were submitted this summer, including one […]


HBR and Tomorrow’s Smart Grid

Published October 29, 2010 by SecureRF in Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 the Demystifying Smart Grid Security entry. I just found the […]


SecureRF is a Finalist in the Global Security Challenge

Published September 17, 2010 by SecureRF in RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 security technology. The goal is to support the development of […]


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

Published August 18, 2010 by SecureRF in Hacks, Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 idea to this challenge titled Securing the Social Network of […]


Smart Grid Security Warnings

Published July 16, 2010 by SecureRF in Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 Smart in Security Management. http://www.securitymanagement.com/article/energy-insecurities-downside-being-too-smart-007338 The Security Week article focuses […]


Lack of Security in Smart-Meter Rollouts

Published June 22, 2010 by SecureRF in Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Hacks, Privacy, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

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 Mills wrote a great article for CNET titled Money trumps […]


Black Hat 2009: Security Gaps in Embedded Systems and the Smart Grid, but not RFID

Published June 22, 2009 by SecureRF in Embedded Systems, Hacks, RFID, Security, Smart Grid, Smart Meter

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher A co-worker sent me an article called Buggy ‘smart meters’ open door to power-grid botnet: Grid-burrowing worm only the beginning (Thanks, Henry). For an embedded platform, they’re kind of scary,” said Mike Davis, a senior security consultant for IOActive about the buggy software running on meters for the Smart Grid. “It’s really not designed from the ground up for security. […]


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