Protect the Grid SmartGrid Initiative

I recently read in Power Magazine ( that EPRI is launching the Security and Privacy Initiative, a collaborative effort to investigate cyber security standards, business processes, and technologies to protect the electric grid.

Canadian Grid Gets Smarter

Approximately a year ago, the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) recently released version 1 of its CEA Guideline for the Selection and Use of SMART GRID Standards and revised it in June 2011. The 8 page document contains eight fundamental principles and fifteen elective criteria to provide their members (predominantly electric...

Industrial Data Communications Forum

IDC is preparing a conference event in Brisbane, Australia March 21-22, 2012 that promises an opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about the latest happenings in this exciting and growing field.

Let's Get Started

Here we go, the most challenging of all steps is the first one so I will start safe (baby steps concept) by sharing with you the topics I hope to cover in this blog:

Is Wurldtech Present at the Creation, Ahead of the Curve or Both?

This just in from our friends at ARC. While Wurldtech may be getting its ducks in a row to lead on cybersecurity for the smart grid, that could be an overnight success several years in the making.

Buggy smart meters can infect the Smart Grid

In a report published June 12th,'s Dan Goodin reports, "The newfangled meters needed to make the smart grid work are built on buggy software that's easily hacked, said Mike Davis, a senior security consultant for IOActive.

How Secure is Smart Grid??? Read this and answer it for yourself.

We received this press release this morning from GE Energy. While we applaud GE and its customer for being in the forefront of Smart Grid technology, we continue to wonder, reading the release, where the security provisions come in.

GE leads Smart Grid...

I received this press release this morning:

The Automation Stimulus Plan-- call it Smart Grid

How much is automation going to matter to the recovery from this economic meltdown? We know the answer, and it is, "we matter plenty."

The Man from FERC Speaks

This morning, an interview with Jon Wellinghoff, the new chairman of FERC appears in Salon magazine, The man has big plans.  Making them happen is a whole 'nother thing.