Cyber Experts Identify Malware That Could Disrupt U.S. Power Grid

Cyber Experts Identify Malware That Could Disrupt U.S. Power Grid

Robert McMillan from The Wall Street Journal, with the help of Washington, D.C. cyber security firm Dragos Inc, analyzes the malicious malware, CrashOverride, which momentarily halted the Ukrainian power grid last year and has recently made its way into U.S. headlines, with top industry experts expressing concern over the cyber attack targeting America’s critical infrastructure.

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

The Behavioral Economics of Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity

Alex Blau from the Harvard Business Review explores the motives behind why executives throughout the nation underplay the importance of investing capital in their cybersecurity efforts — showing how human judgement can be biased when predicting unforeseen threats and why it’s always better to be ‘safe than sorry’.

In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving

In Trump Country, Renewable Energy Is Thriving

In this article from The New York Times, Justin Gillis and Nadja Popovich dive deep into the economic opportunity found in renewable energy sources, allowing utilities to lock in low power prices while creating manufacturing jobs and seeing clean energy exportation sky-rocket.

Ransomware and the NSA

Ransomware and the NSA

In this article, the editors from Bloomberg discuss the crucial effects caused by last month’s WannaCry cyberattacks and what these harmful vulnerability secrets kept among the NSA's defense, intelligence and cybersecurity experts means to our national cybersecurity.

How Siemens Is Using Big Data And IoT To Build The Internet Of Trains

How Siemens Is Using Big Data And IoT To Build The Internet Of Trains

Forbes Big Data & Analytics contributor, Bernard Marr, explains how Siemens plans to revolutionize the way people commute across America — harnessing big data, sensors and predictive analytics with their “Internet of Trains” concept, promising a near perfect railway system.

Why Do Federal Subsidies Make Renewable Energy So Costly?

Why Do Federal Subsidies Make Renewable Energy So Costly?

Forbes contributor James Conca dives into why energy sources such as wind and solar get more federal subsidies than all other sources combined, plus all other pertinent factors such as tax incentives, decreased assistance funds, and a decrease in other subsidies.

Dependability of U.S. Electrical Grid Deserves Greater Scrutiny

Dependability of U.S. Electrical Grid Deserves Greater Scrutiny

Terry Jarrett from RealClearEnergy.org takes a look into our national electrical grid and its importance to the American people — from its stability to pricing and other policies — and how most civilians are unaware of the recent federal regulation’s impact it will pose to us.

Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack

Cybersecurity stocks boom after ransomware attack

Nick Fletcher and Haroon Siddique of the Guardian explain what the ransomware WannaCry cyberattack means for cybersecurity stocks as share prices saw an exponential growth due to IT security concerns.

The next ransomware attack will be worse than WannaCry

The next ransomware attack will be worse than WannaCry

Washington Post contributor, Bruce Schneir, explains just how much of a threat cyberattacks like WannaCry can be to our national security and how the need to reinforce security standards must be made to reinsure our safety from hackers targeting the Internet of Things. 

Power outages threat a concern in cybersecurity order

Elizabeth Weise of USA Today explores how President Trump's cybersecurity executive order is geared towards protecting our nation's critical infrastructure, including the power grid, and the current hacker threats the industry is facing.

Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

Bob Ackerman, a contributor to TechCrunch explores the new cybersecurity executive order (EO) from President Trump and the two overriding points within the EO: outlining plans to improve data security for federal agencies and to better protect critical U.S. infrastructure.