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Relevance of Cybersecurity and the Water Utility Space
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Jeffrey Thomas, CISA, CISSP-ISSMP, CIO, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Business and Information Technology Services

With the growing concern about cyber threats to critical infrastructure in general, water utilities have seen an increasing amount of focus on the topic in their sector. Known cyber threats targeting water utilities have further emphasized the...

Diverging the Path of Disasters in the Utility Sector
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Utilities in urban areas are at risk since they are aging and the pressure exerted is multiplying by each day. The innovators in utilities sector are persuaded to invest more intelligence and technology into prevention of devastating impacts....

How can Cities become Smarter with Technology in 2019
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With smartphones reaching their innovative peak status and many telecom vendors ready to roll out 5G subscriptions, not only cities but even rural areas are going to become part of the smart community. IoT devices, proper use of collected data and...

Connected Communities Lead to Safe Cities
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Fred Ellermeier, Vice President, Connected Communities, Black & Veatch

CONNECTED COMMUNITIES LEAD TO SAFE CITIES: A smart city is efficient and convenient. A safe city, on the other hand, is a necessity. When cities implement smart, data centric solutions with a focus on public safety, the result is a safe,...

Raleigh and The Cloud: Iterative Progress
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D. Darnell Smith, CIO, City of Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, is a modern city that sits at a crucial technological crossroads. We anchor the Research Triangle region and are North Carolina’s capital. We’re booming in many ways; residents from all walks of life readily...

Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge
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Scott Self, CIO, Tennessee Valley Authority

In an unassuming room anywhere in the world, a shadowy figure faces a computer screen. He isn’t armed with a gun or a bomb, because he doesn’t need one; he is a criminal who does his work with a keyboard and mouse. And if he is able,...

GRID EX III - Physical and Cyber Security on the Electric Utility Grid
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Dawn Roth Lindell, SVP & CIO, Western Area Power Administration

What would happen if our electricity was down for weeks or months due to a coordinated attack on our electric grid? Without electricity, we go without clean water, our food would rot and without gasoline pumps which now use electricity, vehicles...