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A Slade Griffin Guest Blog Post: Where is the Workforce We Need?

There are multiple sources claiming that the United States has a shortage of “cyber” professionals. Assuming the term cyber equates to information security professionals, I would like to explore how an organization might go about finding the personnel they need to defend their mission. For the proper perspective, here are some headlines from the past […]

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Tom Alrich’s Blog: Asset Identification in CIP Version 5

“A funny thing happened on the way to this blog post.  After FERC’s NOPR on April 18, I decided I should do a series of blog posts that really tear into the details of CIP Version 5 – since very few people other than the SDT members can probably give you a good accounting of […]

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Identity and Access Management and NERC CIP Compliance: So, What’s the Problem? Part 2 of 2

By Steve Hamburg, Encari Continuing with what was addressed in part one of this two-part article, “[Plain and simple: You cannot formulate an effective solution if you do not possess a sufficiently comprehensive understanding of the problem.”]  Version 3 of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards poses significant identity […]

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House passes revamped CISPA cybersecurity bill amidst warnings of ‘digital bombs’ | The Verge

The US House of Representatives has once again passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which died in the Senate last year, by a margin of 288 to 127 after two days of debate. Over several hours, House opinion on the bill boiled down to whether the redesigned CISPA successfully addressed criticism from […]

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Smart Grid Security – What does success actually look like? | Josh Wepman

Anyone reading this blog post has probably asked, “What does Smart Grid security success look like?”  I ask myself this question a lot, and I am constantly amazed how uncertain I am of the answer.  I am also amazed at the varied  answers I hear in the market.  The reasons for uncertainty are pretty compelling: […]

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NESCO Town Hall Meeting – Denver, CO – Sept. 19, 2013

  The next Town Hall Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado as part of the EnergySec 9th Annual Security Summit. This will be the 6th Town Hall meeting in our on-going series of electric sector cybersecurity moderated discussions. Be sure to put this meeting on your calendar! It’s certain to be another great conversation […]

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