February 2017



Feature Article



Security Analytics and Visualizations that Could Prevent a Ukraine-like Power Outage

Richard Jones, VP Grid Security – Bridge Energy Group
Shawn Fountain, Principal Consultant – Bridge Energy Group


Most readers by now have probably heard about the early January announcement of malware found in a Vermont Utility.  To those familiar with the cyberattack induced power outages in the Ukraine in December 2015 that cut power to nearly 230,000 customers for several hours, this was not a surprise. While the Ukraine event is the only publicized power outage from a cyberattack, there have been other successful cyberattacks to SCADA and industrial control systems risking our critical infrastructure that represent a clear warning signal for utility organizations.


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  Sponsored Announcement

IoT North America Discounted Registration Pricing Ends Feb. 22nd

Discounted registration pricing for the Internet of Things North America conference will expire on Wednesday, February 22nd. Secure your full conference pass before the rates increase to $895. Core topics for the event will include: Big Data & Data Analytics, IIoT/Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, IoT Security, and Connectivity. The event will also host a new session track covering emerging trends for the Smart Home.


Confirmed speakers from Cisco, Intel, Oracle, Samsung, IBM Watson IoT, Nokia, Deere & Co., Navigant Research, and many others will help educate attendees on the newest developments in technology, market conditions and end-user requirements that are driving innovation, capabilities, features, application trends and performance improvements in the IoT industry. View the Sessions

  New Products

Wibu-Systems Brings Stronger Encryption for Industry 4.0 to the Hannover Messe 2017

Wibu-Systems will be presenting a new generation of Industry 4.0-ready solutions at the Hannover Messe, hall 8, booth D05, Hanover, Germany, from April 24th to 28th. Pursuing its vision of providing Intelligent Device Manufacturers (IDMs) with out-of-the-box tools that can enable digital business models in the industrial realm, Wibu-Systems will offer the next generation of its modular and scalable protection system alongside a new complete lineup of hardware secure elements. - Read More


Blue Pillar Unlocks the Value of Behind-the-Meter Data and Control

Blue Pillar has released its Aurora Energy Network-as-a-Service (ENaaS) offering to advance the company’s mission to simplify access to behind-the-meter data and control from any type of distributed energy resource that generates, stores, switches, consumes or measures energy. - Read More


Tosibox Technology Improves ANGI Energy Systems’ Operations and Customer Service

Tosibox is expanding its partnership with ANGI Energy Systems, a manufacturer of engineered gas compression equipment and a leading supplier of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling equipment and systems. - Read More


Introducing VTScadaLIGHT – A Free Version of Trihedral’s SCADA Software

In commemoration of 30 years of user commitment, Trihedral is reaffirming their desire that everyone experience great software by making HMI SCADA software available to everyone. - Read More

  Industry News

ServicePower Poised to Accelerate Growth Following Acquisition by Diversis Capital

ServicePower has announced its acquisition by Diversis Capital and subsequent delisting from the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange has been completed.  Diversis will provide ServicePower with financial investment and business expertise to help it achieve long term growth and promote the ongoing successes of its partners, employees and customers, building upon the Company’s successful 2016 performance which featured double-digit revenue growth and EBITDA profitability. - Read More'


New Office in Denver, CO for Industrial Automation and Regulatory Compliance Expert Huffman Engineering

Huffman Engineering, Inc., a leading control systems integrator based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has announced the opening of its second office in Denver, Colo.  Huffman Engineering has a 29-year history as a full-service provider of expert engineering and software development services to the highly-regulated Water/Wastewater, Pharmaceutical and Food & Beverage industries. - Read More


OSIsoft and TrendMiner Sign OEM Agreement to Enhance Asset and Process Data Analytics Integration

OSIsoft and TrendMiner announced the companies have signed an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement. TrendMiner is a long-term technology partner of OSIsoft. The combination of the companies’ technologies provide industrial and process customers with a comprehensive solution that maximizes the value of their process data and accelerates digital transformation for Industry 4.0 initiatives. - Read More



Event Listings


Microgrids East 2017
A Three-Day Conference on Capitalizing on Microgrids for Improved System Energy Efficiency, Reliability and Providing Enabling Technologies for Grid Independence featuring a tour of Stone Edge Farm Microgrid Project.
January 18-20, 2017 :  Sonoma, CA

Use Promocode: GRID for $700/off registration
Contact: Angela Hamilton 414.2221.1700



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