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New Congress bill to finally require “basic” security for IoT devices purchased by the government…but not for the public

And then there are Smart Meters, with direct access to the electric grid. It’s scary to realize that these are the national decisionmakers. From CBS Local 4, Colorado Is your refrigerator a national security risk? By Shaun Boyd September 12, 2017 … Continue reading

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U.S. legislators propose analog “retro” devices to protect electric grid from cyberattack — but not for homes and businesses

Press Release, June 6, 2016 King, Risch, Heinrich, Collins Introduce Legislation to Protect Electric Grid from Cyber-Attacks — Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would adopt “retro” approach to safeguard against 21st century threat WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jim … Continue reading

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Utility exec tells U.S. Congress: Smart Meters have 5-7 year lifespan

From Smart Grid Awareness October 29, 2015 Testimony was provided last week at a Congressional hearing regarding “cybersecurity for power systems.”  … Mr. Bennett Gaines testified on behalf of FirstEnergy Service Company.  He is a Senior Vice President and the Corporate … Continue reading

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