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Windows XP Support and Operational Technology Security for Utilities

by Earl Perkins  |  April 9, 2014

One significant milestone in operating system history occurred yesterday-- the end of official support for Microsoft Windows XP. As with many in the industry, it got me to thinking of...

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The "Industrial" Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet Consortium

by Earl Perkins  |  March 28, 2014

In my previous blog I took some time to explain the differences between what Gartner has referred to as operational technology (OT) systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). The...

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Operational Technology Security - Focus on Securing Industrial Control and Automation Systems

by Earl Perkins  |  March 14, 2014

In a previous blog, I wrote of the terminology that we use when describing security for the Internet of Things, or IoT ("Getting Past the Word Games to Secure the...

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Mashing Up Your Smart Grid

by Randy Rhodes  |  July 28, 2011

I found it interesting that CISCO recently supported a special report on explaining how the smart grid would impact our lives. I've been thinking for a long while about...

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IT Meets OT in the new Utility Industry Operational Technologies (OT) Hype Cycle

by Randy Rhodes  |  July 26, 2011

Gartner's annual release of hype cycles is a high point for clients who want to get their arms around the advancement of technology. The hype cycle methodology is a proven...

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Behavioral Economics & Health IT

by Jack Santos  |  May 26, 2010

In the interests of full disclosure, I live in  the state of New Hampshire in the U.S., which some of you may know has a motto of “Live Free or...

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