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UK partnership first to send smart grid data over power lines

UK partnership first to send smart grid data over power lines

Written by on October 14, 2016 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The UK has just seen a very impressive first, with National Grid and Reactive Technologies partnering to send data via the power lines that bring electricity to homes and businesses. This demonstration opens the door for grid-scale demand response projects, in which end-node usage can be dynamically adjusted to achieve better load balance. The trial […]

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Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Ukraine power grid hack more widespread than we thought

Written by on January 27, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

KIEV (Reuters) – Hackers were able to attack four sections of Ukraine’s power grid with malware late last year because of basic security lapses and they could take down other industrial facilities at any time, a consultant to government investigators said. Three power cuts reported in separate areas of western and central Ukraine in late […]

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Analysis – how hackers cut power in Ukraine

Analysis – how hackers cut power in Ukraine

Written by on January 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Hackers likely caused a Dec. 23 electricity outage in Ukraine by remotely switching breakers to cut power, after installing malware to prevent technicians from detecting the attack, according to a report analyzing how the incident unfolded. The report from Washington-based SANS ICS was released late on Saturday, providing the first detailed analysis of […]

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Ukraine utility hacked, customers lose power

Ukraine utility hacked, customers lose power

Written by on January 7, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

BOSTON (Reuters) – A quasi-governmental U.S. electric industry group last week advised members to review network defenses following reports that 80,000 customers of a Western Ukraine utility lost power for six hours following a cyber attack. The Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or E-ISAC, urged members to “do a better job” at implementing multiple […]

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The biggest cyber threat of all will make us powerless

The biggest cyber threat of all will make us powerless

Written by on October 28, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We are spending an inordinate amount of time lately reporting and examining the very real threats from cyber attacks. Our focus has been primarily on what happens when core networks, application and cloud servers, as well as online personal information which is accessed and disrupted by hackers and professional cyber thieves. But a far greater cyber threat […]

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Radio waves harnessed to power IoT devices

Written by on October 7, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

A new invention allows devices to stay up on the Internet of Things despite having no visible means of support. The technology behind Freevolt allows it to take energy from radio frequency waves that transmit signals on mobile, Wi-Fi and broadcast networks, and use it to power small devices. The new Freevolt system, unveiled by […]

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Iceland’s excess energy attracts power-hungry data centres

Iceland’s excess energy attracts power-hungry data centres

Written by on September 4, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – As it emerges from financial isolation, Iceland is trying to make a name for itself again, this time in the business of data centres — warehouses that consume enormous amounts of energy to store the information of 3.2 billion internet users. The island has long been associated with hi-tech trends such as […]

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