Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure

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Many people think of the Smart Grid as a power distribution group built on advanced smart metering-but that's just one aspect of a much larger and more complex system. The "Smart Grid" requires new technologies throughout energy generation, transmission and distribution, and even the homes and businesses being served by the grid. This also represents new information paths between these new systems and services, all of which represents risk, requiring a more thorough approach to where and how cyber security controls are implemented.
This insight provides a detailed architecture of the entire Smart Grid, with recommended cyber security measures for everything from the supply chain to the consumer.Discover the potential of the Smart GridLearn in depth about its systemsSee its vulnerabilities and how best to protect it

Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

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The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration.

Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises.
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Defeating Adversary Network Intelligence Efforts with Active Cyber Defense Techniques

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The purpose of this research was to assess the potential of dynamic network reconfiguration and decoys to defeat adversary network reconnaissance efforts, thereby improving network defense. Specifically, this study sought to determine if the strategy has merit, thus warranting more resource intensive research and engineering studies. The research objective was achieved through a comprehensive literature review and limited technology survey. The key topics examined in the literature review include the network attack process, network defense strategies, deception and continuous unpredictable change. Many candidate technologies were surveyed, but only three identified as high potential were examined in detail: address hopping, honeypots and network telescopes.

AntMiner S3 441Gh/s @ 0.77W/Gh 28nm SHA-256 ASIC Miner

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S3+ Specifications: Hash Rate: 453 GH/s±10% Power Consumption: 355 Watt at the wall Power Efficiency: 0.78J/GH on wall Power Supply: 12V DC Size: 331 mm x 137 mm x 160 mm Fans: Two 14038 fans mounted on both front and back ends Operating Temperature: 0 °C to 35 °C Complied with: FCC / CE Network Connection: Ethernet Power consumption: This figure depends on the PSU efficiency, ambient temperature and the accuracy of the power meters. Features: Stand alone: The S3+ mines stand alone, needs no proxy server or a separate computer. (no need of Rpi or Beagle Bone Black or Cubie Board) Quiet: The customized heat sinks mounted to the hash boards, one box over S3+ to control the air flow, two fans mounted on both front and back ends that mean fans are able to work at lower speed to dissipate all heat easily. This design let S3+ run at much lower noise level. Stable: Running 24 hours a day with minimal downtime. Accurate: Hardware Error rate from the sample unit is as low as 0.01%, hundreds times better than some competing products. Efficient: High energy efficiency to save your investment on PSU and electricity bills. Notes: 1) Power consumption: This figure depends on the PSU efficiency, ambient temperature and the accuracy of the power meters. 2) PSU: You have to prepare your own the ATX PSU. The S3+ ships without a Power Supply Unit. There are 4 PCI-e connectors for +12V DC input, but it only needs to connect two of them. Don't parallel connected different DC input from different PSU into the same Hashing board. OVER CLOCKING, MODIFYING CONFIGURATION INACCESSIBLE FROM THE WEB CONTROL PANEL VOIDS WARRANTY

Open Source Fuzzing Tools

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Fuzzing is often described as a “black box software testing technique. It works by automatically feeding a program multiple input iterations in an attempt to trigger an internal error indicative of a bug, and potentially crash it. Such program errors and crashes are indicative of the existence of a security vulnerability, which can later be researched and fixed.

Fuzz testing is now making a transition from a hacker-grown tool to a commercial-grade product. There are many different types of applications that can be fuzzed, many different ways they can be fuzzed, and a variety of different problems that can be uncovered. There are also problems that arise during fuzzing; when is enough enough? These issues and many others are fully explored.
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