Energy


  • GE sees digital ghost deployments in 2019

    January 15, 2019

    GE said it plans to make its digital ghost technology commercial available in late 2019 and expand it into oil and gas and renewable energy industries. Launched in 2017 out of GE’s research unit, digital ghost is a security spin on digital twin technology. Where the digital twin replicates physical equipment virtually for predictive maintenance and other ...

  • Homemade bombs, shootings at southern Iraq oil fields

    December 7, 2018

    Local disputes following field protests raise tension in Iraq’s key oil provinces. Improvised explosive devices (IED) were found in the vicinity of two oil fields in southern Iraq this week, a discovery that occurred in conjunction with a shooting at another oil field as well as renewed protests over a lack of jobs and services. On Thursday, ...

  • Russian Hackers Haven’t Stopped Probing The US Power Grid

    November 28, 2018

    In recent years, hacks against the power grid have gone from a mostly theoretical risk to a real-world problem. Two large-scale blackouts in Ukraine caused by Russian cyberattacks in 2015 and 2016 showed just how feasible it is. But grid hacking comes in less dramatic forms as well—which makes Russia’s continued probing of US critical infrastructure all the more alarming. At the CyberwarCon ...

  • DARPA uses a remote island to stage a cyberattack on the US power grid

    November 15, 2018

    There was the sound of breakers tripping in all seven of the grid’s low-voltage substation, and then, the station was plunged into darkness. It was the worst possible scenario: swaths of the country’s grid had already been offline for a month, exhausting battery backups at power plants and substations alike. What would you do if you ...