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Cyberterrorists vs Squirrels

2014-05-06 15:54:55.031977+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

RT Eli Dourado ‏@elidourado:

Everything you need to know about cyberterrorism in one chart http://pic.twitter.com/a4AECZgQ5a

[Bar chart: Estimated Annual Number of Power Outages in the U.S. by Cause: big bar above Squirrels, no bar above Cyberterrorists ]

[ related topics: Hardware Hackery Photography Robotics Embedded Devices Archival ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2014-05-06 16:36:04.024153+00 by: meuon

The NERC CIP standards have made a lot of work and money for a people in an industry where they tend to not understand basic computer security or go completely overboard.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-05-07 00:20:43.356499+00 by: TC

so the war on squirrels is underfunded??

#Comment Re: made: 2014-05-07 18:52:34.485492+00 by: meuon

It's easy to pick on EPB lcoally about some things, but they got this one 100% right and they put a significant technology against "squirrels" in place:


is essentially a squirrelzapper.




April EPB installs the 1,170th IntelliRupter® PulseCloser, equipping their entire 600 square-mile service area with the nation’s most automated smart grid network. When an outage occurs, the IntelliRupters communicate with one another through EPB’s fiber optic communication network to determine the location of the outage. Power is automatically rerouted and restored to as many homes and businesses as possible.

The U.S. Department of Energy has estimated that the national cost of power outages for business and residential consumers is at least $150 billion annually. However, because a self-healing grid can dramatically reduce those costs, EPB expects to reduce outage duration by 40 percent.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-05-07 18:53:50.34728+00 by: meuon

and I need to note: We've noticed less temporary outages at our house since these were installed.

Now.. about the way they communicate.... (mouth taped shut...)