Category Archives: Cyber Security

John Izevbigie

Energy companies are using more and more advanced digital technologies to automate and control physical energy delivery functions. These advancements are making the grid “smarter,” allowing operators to improve system performance, more flexibly adjust to a rapidly changing generation mix,

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Stephanie Spaulding
Three Things to Know about Securing America’s Elections
Stephanie SpauldingFebruary 28, 2019

As a nation built on democracy, we value our right to vote and trust in our election infrastructure to keep the voting process secure. Innovations in voting technology, however, have increased the threat of cyberattacks. With the 2020 election cycle

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Lindsay Kishter

An Oct. 21 attack on one of the largest domain name system services, Dyn, made headlines for knocking out major websites like Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Spotify, and major blogs and news sites. Aside from its wide reach, the attack was notable

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Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience Project
Coping with Certain Uncertainty: 7 Practices of Resilient Businesses
Debra van Opstal, U.S. Resilience ProjectFebruary 18, 2016

Special Guest Blog: Conversations with Thought Leaders — Nexight Group believes that solving complex problems requires the collective insight of diverse leaders. In this new feature, we hear from today’s leading thinkers on how to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing

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Shruti Kuppa

Understanding your audience is important to ensure the successful implementation of communications plans. By adapting products to the specific needs of your audience, you can better fill education gaps within that population. One example of this strategy in action is

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Lindsay Kishter

The energy sector today became the first to release sector-specific guidance for its owners and operators to implement the Cybersecurity Framework developed last year by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In 2014, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework laid

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Jack Eisenhauer
New York State Utilities Explore Cyber Readiness
Jack EisenhauerDecember 4, 2014

Managing cyber risk is a top priority for many electric and gas utilities. Yet few understand all the technical, operational, business, and communication challenges in responding to and recovering from a major cyber attack on energy operations. On October 22

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Lindsay Kishter

Today could be our cyber September 10. This idea stood out among the insights in the 10-year update of the 9/11 Commission Report released last week. In terms of cyber preparedness, the bi-partisan commission finds the American public remains “largely

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Jack Eisenhauer

For the past nine months, the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC) has conducted a series of senior-level roundtables throughout the country to address one of our nation’s most pressing and vexing infrastructure problems: how to

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Jack Eisenhauer

Each day we see growing evidence that a secure, reliable, and resilient electrical grid is critical to the safety and economic well-being of America’s communities and businesses. Our reliance on electricity to power our communication networks, transportation systems, and other

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