Mark Weatherford is the former chief information security officer of California. Weatherford now serves as vice president and chief security officer for the North American Electric Reliability Corp., an organization whose mission is to ensure the reliability of the bulk power system of North America.
More control over the power grid means more efficiency for consumers and the electric industry, but also more vulnerabilities.
Cyber-security issues surrounding the electric grid.
Open source offers global support and tested security, but requires due diligence.
Like the standardized nature of e-mail, information security tools and services can be rationalized into the enterprise to provide much more consistent security while decreasing costs and the overall security footprint.
Despite appointment of a federal cyber-coordinator, have we lost momentum on achieving cyber-security initiatives?