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Cybersecurity September 20, 2011

Report: SCADA systems under siege

A new report details trends that may lead to improvements that will help to protect a system from attack.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Mobility September 20, 2011

Cyber Report: Turning off security for speed

Data breaches and cyber attacks are on the rise and one thing is clear: Developing a strong security posture is mission critical. But what about speed?

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Safety Standards September 20, 2011

DuPont under fire by Federal investigators

Federal investigators said DuPont should examine "all facets of its safety culture" and that could have fixed problems that led to one worker's death at a plant in Belle, WV last year

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Energy Efficiency & Management September 9, 2011

Turbine placement can boost power

Power output of wind farms can increase by up to ten times simply by optimizing the placement of turbines on a given plot of land.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Energy Efficiency & Management September 9, 2011

Safety System: Robots, workers can unite

Robots interact with humans every day in the manufacturing arena, but safety between the two remains an issue. However, a new projection and camera-based system is designed to prevent collisions between robots and humans working together.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Energy Efficiency & Management September 9, 2011

Hanford ‘Adverse to Safety’ according to Feds

The safety culture at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) waste treatment plant at the Hanford site in the state of Washington is “adverse to safety," according to a whistleblower

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Cybersecurity September 8, 2011

U.S., India ink cyber security cooperation pact

The United States and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster closer cooperation and timely exchange of information between their respective government organizations responsible for cyber security

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Plant Automation September 8, 2011

Cracked turbine blade repair bill huge

A routine maintenance inspection ended up being a strong safety play as repairs to PPL Corp.’s nuclear reactors at its plant near Berwick, Pa., will cost the utility $50 million to $60 million, a plant spokesman said.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Energy Efficiency & Management September 8, 2011

Restart of nuke plants in Japan uncertain

Resuming operations at Japan’s 35 nuclear plants depends on safety "stress tests" sometime in the future.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
Energy Efficiency & Management September 8, 2011

Smart grid security a top priority

Movement toward the smart grid continues to evolve with North American utilities, but security issues continue to keep executives up at night.

By Gregory Hale, ISS Source
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