Mason-IBM-NSF Research Addresses Smart Grid Cyber Security

Written by Jennifer Anzaldi on June 22nd, 2017. For the past three years, Mason has partnered with IBM and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research and develop recommendations for cyber security leadership core competencies and governance best practices for securing the smart grid. “Electric companies and regulators have a changing vision of risk, as electric companies are regularly targeted by cyber criminals, hacktivists and nation states and in addition, as control systems are connected to networks and Internet,” said J.P. Auffret, director of research partnerships and grants initiatives at George Mason University’s School of Business. Auffret, together with Angelos Stavrou, professor of computer science in the Volgenau School of

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Protecting Europe against cyber-attacks: The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) & ENTSO-E join forces

The European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) today sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop state of the art cyber security regulation, practices & standards for the electricity transmission system. This tighter collaboration between ENCS & ENTSO-E is an important step towards increasing the resilience of Europe’s power system against cyber-attacks. Under the MoU, ENCS and ENTSO-E will share expertise, information and resources: ENCS providing ENTSO-E with technical information and support on cyber security issues while ENTSO-E will give ENCS insights into the European transmission system and the particular challenges faced by its operators. “As a membership organisation,

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