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IIoT


Enabling IIoT Connectivity for Virtual Power Plants

Declarations of climate emergencies in many countries around the world have created awareness for the need to switch to clean energy sources, which in turn has prompted the power industry…


Zero-Trust Gateways: A New Strategy for Protecting Critical Infrastructure
cybersecurity

In early May 2021, a Russian cyber-criminal group hit Colonial Pipeline, the largest U.S. oil and natural gas pipeline system, with a devastating ransomware attack. The exploit maliciously encrypts computer…


Will Cybersecurity Derail the Energy Transition? 

Commentary by Jay Zoellner, CEO Kiwi Power.   The ransomware attack that forced one of the nation’s largest fuel arteries to halt operations earlier this month exposed critical vulnerabilities in the…


Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack Rattles Power Industry, Renews Vulnerability Concerns

A ransomware incident on May 7 that prompted Colonial Pipeline Co., owner of the nation’s largest refined products pipeline, to proactively shut it down underscores the punch cyberthreats can pose…


How NRG Energy Uses IIoT Technology to Optimize Asset Performance and Predict Failures

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology is changing how power plants operate. One generating station incorporated new wireless vibration sensors with data from its existing historian system to better identify…