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Will ‘good enough’ be enough? Take 2

…ough enough when you are moving data and web servers, but what about when it becomes the lifeline for the power grid?It was a good article that you can find here: Smart grid security: Will ‘good enough’ be enough? It goes on to say that we should assume that the network has already been compromised, because if someone really want to get to you, they will. So how do we deal with the advanced persistent threats when we are talking about…

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Cisco and Harris Corporation Help Improve Electrical Infrastructure in Western U.S.

…ity companies and other organizations to promote increased visibility and reliability in the power system using smart grid synchronized phasor (synchrophasor) technology. Synchrophasors were chosen for their ability to provide real-time, synchronized measurements typically at up to 30 or 60 samples per second in the U.S. and 25 or 50 samples per second in Europe, delivering valuable information at the system level that can lead to better planning…

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Evolution of Cisco’s Energy Strategy

Since 2009, when Cisco formally entered the “smart grid” market, we have made great progress in leveraging Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology to enable the transformation of the global energy industry. Through pilots, industry partnerships, acquisitions, and hiring key leaders from the energy industry, we’ve gained insights and are contributing innovative architectures and solutions to our customers. As with every new business, we must be v…

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Smart Grid Progress in Russia

…cy. The investment includes the development of a collaboration model with Russian business in verticals such as smart grid. So, what makes Russia ripe for smart grid transformation? As the world’s third largest consumer of energy, Russia’s energy infrastructure requires modernization, a fact that President Medvedev’s government is confronting proactively and aggressively. The country’s distribution infrastructure loses 12 percent of transmitted e…

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Keeping the Lights on: Writing the Future History of the Grid

…’s just faster in some places and slower in others. Gibson very well might have been talking about our electric grid, which is at varying stages of modernization throughout the world.  While we anticipate that $4 trillion dollars will be invested in global smart grid transformation projects over the next twenty years, how do we ensure scalability, reliability and security across the board?  How do we make sure that the electric grid for the 21st…

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