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Successfully Addressing NERC CIP Cybersecurity Standards

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Friday, October 13th, 2017. No comments yet
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The power industry is perhaps the furthest along in hardening their cybersecurity defenses due to the work of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) on the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) cybersecurity standards—now at version 6. In a Power magazine article, Tackling NERC CIP and Cybersecurity at America’s Largest Gas-fired Cogeneration Plant, this electrical energy […]

Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

Posted in Power on Friday, September 19th, 2014. 5 comments so far
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Author: Dennis Tkacs Not a day goes by without mention of a new cybersecurity incident, the hack of a prominent organization’s website, a new security threat, or an attack that compromises consumer financial information. US based retailers Target and Home Depot are recent examples of companies befallen by cyber-attacks. The number of malicious files is […]

Improving HRSG Availability by Better Steam Temperature Control

Posted in Final Control Element, Power on Friday, May 30th, 2014. 2 comments so far
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Author: Douglas Morris A while back, I wrote about using advanced control techniques to reduce steam temperature swings which can lead to boiler unavailability. Control improvements are one method to address this problem, but so is evaluating the mechanicals in the reheat and superheat sections of a plant. Taking a closer look at outage data […]

Cyber Security Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Monday, June 13th, 2011. 2 comments so far
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Cyber security remains in the forefront of worries for most process manufacturers and electrical power producers. When I saw this news, NitroSecurity and Emerson Deliver Advanced Control System Security and Compliance Automation in my Twitter stream, I checked in with our Power & Water Solutions team to get some more background on what this means. […]

Electrical Power Plants and Cyber Security

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power on Friday, August 7th, 2009. No comments yet
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A recent Automation World article, Cyber Security–A Must For the Grid, describes how cyber security has become a big issue for electric plants. This is because of the requirements to be in: …compliance with standards developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), of Princeton, N.J. The NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards will […]