Tendencias en RI

Annual Cybersecurity Assessment 2017 of Estonian Information System Authority (RIA)

The 2017 report from the cyber security division of the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA) discusses the incidents that took place in Estonia and the rest of the world and the trends in cyber security for the people living in Estonia and the Estonian government.

The purpose of the publication is to offer food for thought for individuals and staff, managers and IT specialists in the public, private and third sectors so they could be aware of the risks and take steps to improve their security.

The report is divided into two parts. The first focuses on assessing the threats to Estonian cyber security. The second part looks at RIA’s main activities for increasing cyber security in 2016 and which were not covered in the threat assessment.


Poor People's Energy Outlook 2017

The 2017 edition of the Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) considers how to best finance national integrated energy access plans for Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo based on the PPEO 2016 analysis. The report looks at the mix of technologies and funding required to achieve national and global energy access goals; and the roles of civil society and the private and public sectors in making this a reality.


2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report

The 2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report is intended to provide stakeholders with quantitative information about the offshore wind market, technology, and cost trends in the United States and worldwide. 

Key findings of the report include:

  • Deepwater Wind completed the commissioning of the Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island, marking a milestone as the first commercial offshore wind project in the U.S.

  • A trend of offshore wind price declines has been marked by European auction strike prices

  • There is increased confidence in the U.S. offshore wind market caused by decreasing global costs and stronger state policy commitments

  • Several states including Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland have enacted new policy or bolstered their existing policy to support the development of over 4,000 MW of offshore wind

  • The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline includes over 20 projects totaling 24,135 MW of potential installed capacity

  • Technology trends include siting projects further from shore, in deeper waters.


Code for Power System Software Security

In November 2016, IEEE Smart Grid was proud to host a workshop with IEEE Cyber Security Initiative and IEEE Power & Energy Society, with participation from UIUC’s Information Trust Institute entitled the IEEE Invitational Workshop to Create a Building Code for Building Code for Power System Software Security: (BC)2 Power at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign .

The purpose of the workshop was (1) to establish an initial consensus among industry and academic participants on the appropriate components of a “building code” that would be appropriate to reduce significantly the vulnerability of cyber components of electric grids to malicious attacks, and (2) to establish a research agenda for the creation of evidence that could justify the inclusion of additional elements in such a code.

Both the attractiveness of power systems as targets of cyberattack and their vulnerability to remote attack via digital networks has been made clear by recent world events. While policy makers seek means to deter such attacks politically, surely the most effective way to reduce their attractiveness as targets is to reduce their vulnerability to such attacks. The results of the workshop presented here have the objective of reducing the vulnerability of future power systems to remote attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in the code – software or firmware – that controls their operation.

Please feel free to read the output report from the workshop entitled "Building Code for Power System Software Security" authored by Carl E. Landwehr and Alfonso Valdes.

Click here to view the report.





Planeando Ciudades Sostenibles

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