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HBR Warns of US Power Grid Cyberattacks

Preparing for the Cyberattack That Will Knock Out U.S. Power Grids Executive Summary Although we can't prevent cyberattacks, we can prepare for them. Companies and governments must focus on detection and recovery preparation, as well as prevention. However, what makes a major cyberattack challenging is that the next big attack might...

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COMMISSIONING FOR WATER FACILITIES

Commissioning can be defined as the process of confirming that a complex system built or constructed is ready for active use. Commissioning at water facilities is essential due to their critical nature. Any water facility that treats, pumps or otherwise handles water is a vital element of a community’s critical infrastructure that must be...

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WATER INDUSTRY CRONTROL SYSTEMS RISKS

The Water Industry Knowledge Gap: There Are Risks to Automating Your Control Systems “I think this is the 800 pound gorilla in the room… We have an infrastructure in the US that is entirely exposed, entirely vulnerable… Any 10 bright students from UC Berkeley could bring down the northeast corridor in a week. And so,...

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THE PULSE ON FLOODING IN HOUSTON: ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

Flooding in Houston has become a regular occurrence. It seems that every recent rain event has caused some area of the City to flood. Some are saying, or at least questioning whether Houston has become the Flood capital of the United States! According to the NOAA, over the period from 1996-2015, Harris County had at least one report of flooding...

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USCG & TSA REQUIRE BIOMETRIC SECURITY BY 2018

Fingerprint, Facial Recognition, Iris, and Other Scans Are Becoming Mandatory for Certain Critical Infrastructure Have you scanned your fingerprint to unlock your smartphone? Then you’ve already used “biometric authentication.” The news today is that biometric authentication is now going to be mandatory at certain critical...

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