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Cisco Critical Warning

During a recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA cyber-vulnerability exploits a vulnerability in Cisco’s IOS software that was disclosed and it has resulted in the company releasing a critical warning to its Catalyst customers. The vulnerability allows an ...

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Cybersecurity and IT Security are NOT the same thing

Cybersecurity isn’t about one threat or one firewall issue on one computer. It's about getting a bigger perspective on what's going on in an IT environment. To keep your company safe from attackers you must look at more than the technical issues ...

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NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

What is a Low Impact BES? A simple definition of a facility rated as Low Impact to the Bulk Electric System Systems (BES) is a system that is not categorized as being High or Medium Impact.  At a high level, the Bulk Electric System is: The ...

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Smart energy and cyber security: Why is it so important?

People often ask me about the smart energy developments currently taking place in the market. Those currently using smart meters are aware of the benefits to their lives and how the added security testing helps to secure the ‘system’. But are we ...

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Think you are prepared for cyber security threats? Think again.

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It has taken many decades for senior executives to start grasping the importance of IT security measures and it is unfortunate that many have had to learn the hard way.  Despite the all-pervasive, unpoliced ...

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Grouping BES Cyber Assets into BES Cyber Systems under CIP Version 5

This author no longer works for DNV GL. With CIP Version 5, a new term BES Cyber System has wormed its way into the NERC lexicon. CIP V5 explains this new concept and how it can be applied to simplify the organization of evidence needed for compli ...

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CIP Version 5 won’t affect my company, right?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. You’re a registered entity with a small compliance staff. It’s a new year and time to conduct another RBAM (risk-based assessment) of your facilities. It’s okay, though. You’ve never had any critical ...

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Top 10 Utility of the Future blog posts (January–April 2014)

Happy May 1st! Today, we’d like to share the top 10 posts on the Utility of the Future blog from January–April 2014. Throughout the last few months, DNV GL experts shared insights and guidance on a number of hot topics from renewable energy, ener ...

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Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Protection of electronic information and intellectual property, along with a secure digital network, are essential for any modern organization to function safely in today’s electronic digital world. It seems like every day major news media outlets ...

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Internal controls to ensure NERC Compliance

Internal controls to ensure NERC Compliance

Since 2007, the utility industry has been working to improve their compliance programs based on guidance from NERC and the regional entities, as well as lessons learned through audits. NERC has also been on a learning curve and is in the process of d ...

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