Puerto Rico’s Devastated Electric Grid Could Be a Big Opportunity for Renewable Energy

Puerto Rico’s Devastated Electric Grid Could Be a Big Opportunity for Renewable Energy

TIME’s Justin World explains how Puerto Rico’s recent Hurricane woes is the ideal and unique opportunity to supply the island with a futuristic electric grid: a state-of-the-art system built from scratch using renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which would be cheaper to operate and would respond better to the next hurricane.

The Homeland Security Department attempts to set the standard for fielding cyber technologies.

The Homeland Security Department attempts to set the standard for fielding cyber technologies.

George I. Seffers from AFCEA’s The CyberEdge explores how the a group of U.S. government researchers (including representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), within the Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Cyber Security Division) focused on fortifying homeland security has pushed their cybersecurity technology efforts to new standards.

Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

Puerto Rico governor: Power could be out for months

Holly Yan, Steve Almasy and Cassandra Santiago from CNN Extreme Weather discuss the status of Puerto Rican’s energy grid, which suffered a severe blow from the deadly Hurricane Maria —  restoring power to everyone may take months, according to Governor Ricardo Rosselló.

IoT and the future of the energy industry

IoT and the future of the energy industry

Eniday’s Michael Scott explores how the Industrial Internet of Things harnesses the power of big data to improve efficiencies, particularly in asset-intensive industries such as oil and gas — making predictions such as how much money will be saved by implementing IIoT machinery in their systems.

Cybersecurity, resiliency focus of $50M funding for DOE labs

Cybersecurity, resiliency focus of $50M funding for DOE labs

Robert Walton from Utility Dive lists some of the projects tapped by the DOE for funding such as: microgrids, distributed resources, cyber-attack-resilient architecture, low-cost cryptography and multiple other projects will receive funding.

Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls

Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid Controls

Andy Greenberg from Wired illustrates what happens when hackers infiltrate and gain direct access to our national power grid — not only compromising energy companies, but also surmounting blackouts on American soil at will.

Cyber security: the changing threat landscape in oil and gas

Cyber security: the changing threat landscape in oil and gas

Hydrocarbon Engineering’s Angharad Lock examines the latest threat in the oil and gas, with Evraz and Rosneft falling victim to the most recent widespread Petya ransomware attack, the increasingly digitized industry is facing major cyber security concerns for the first time.

Digital Era Revolutionizes Oil, Gas Industry

Digital Era Revolutionizes Oil, Gas Industry

E&P Mag’s Brunno Braga examines what the digital era means for the oil and gas industry, giving a brief overview of last August’s O&G TechWeek Conference in Rio de Janeiro, where executives from major oil, supply and technology companies met to discuss technology trends that can benefit the oil and gas industry. 

Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks

Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks

Dan Goodin from ArsTechnica discusses the latest nation-sponsored hacks that have penetrated operational networks from multiple US and European energy companies — used to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people

Cyber security in industrial control systems

Cyber security in industrial control systems

This article from The Manufacturer explores the latest SANA Institute’s Securing Industrial Control Systems 2017 report, which outlines the current cyber security threats to industrial control systems, the real-world readiness of those in the industry and how practitioners can effectively hold the line against cyber criminals and digital threats.

Consumer IoT vs. Industrial IoT – What are the Differences?

Consumer IoT vs. Industrial IoT – What are the Differences?

This IoT For All article compares and contrasts the differences found between the Consumer IoT and the Industrial IoT, including the robustness and scalability found in IIoT devices, as well as their ability to be fully remotely controllable and having automatic rebooting systems VS their consumer opposites.

Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse

Trump's cybersecurity advisors resign en masse

Mariella Moon from Engadget reports on Trump’s cybersecurity advisors, who resigned from the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) which aid Homeland Security on matters of cybersecurity, due to several reasons, including not giving enough attention to the country's cyber vulnerabilities.