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  • Altius IT infrastructure passes ultimate security stress test

    The Altius Vendor Assessment Exigo software for Supply-Chain Compliance Management has been put to the ultimate security test and proven that it is highly resistant to cyber security attack. Altius invited a CREST approved security specialist to conduct a thorough ‘penetration’ test on its system to check any areas of possible vulnerability and to ensure immunity from the latest ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Experts from energy sector convene to address cyber security for critical infrastructure

    The Latest Cyber Security Techniques to be Revealed at 8th MEESEC this December in Dubai. As online possibility continues to grow at a fast pace; so does the need for up-to-date security. The ability to access information has never been this interactive. With this constant free flow of information there have also been several high profile cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure. ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

  • Schneider Electric Announces Secure Power Systems Business for Industrial and Infrastructure Customers

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the creation of the Schneider Secure Power Systems for Industry and Infrastructure Business, a new global line of business designed to continue Schneider Electric's initiatives providing fast and efficient total system support and global services for large facilities with solutions that increase power availability and ...


    By Schneider Electric SE

  • Fugro Chooses StratITsphere for IT Infrastructure, Security & Disaster Recovery Overhaul

    Fugro Inc., a Texas-based oilfield services company, recently hired StratITsphere to implement and provide its primary collocation site. "The types of projects we need to have done require specialized expertise that's beyond what you find in a good company IT department," said Adam Lee, Fugro's manager of information technology. "I've worked with StratITsphere's team in the past, and they are ...


    By Fugro

  • New projects pass ‘first hurdle’ to secure government guarantee for infrastructure

    Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has announced today. Forty projects are now at the stage known as prequalification, meaning that they are eligible for the UK Guarantee scheme. Over half that have prequalified are energy projects, helping ensure that ...

  • NACWA Applauds House Effort to Secure Funding for Clean Water Infrastructure

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for moving expeditiously to approve legislation that would increase funding for the nation’s clean water infrastructure.  The bipartisan Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (H.R. 720), introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), ...

  • Chemical security

    The slow implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) in the USA as part of homeland security and anti-terrorism measures is leaving chemical plants vulnerable and putting at risk the safety of American citizens, according to research published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures. Maria Rooijakkers and Abdul-Akeem Sadiq of the School of Public and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Insurance as a risk management instrument for energy infrastructure security and resilience` report now available

    The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report that examines the key risks confronting critical energy infrastructure and ways in which the insurance industry can help manage these risks. In most developed countries, insurance is one of the principal risk management instruments for aiding in recovery after a disaster and for encouraging ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Upgrades of refinery plants fire up the oil and gas infrastructure security market, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Oil and gas companies in the Asia Pacific have increased their spending on infrastructure protection, refinery expansion and upgrades of security systems in wake of terrorist attacks, sabotages and other crimes, giving a leg up to the steadily growing Asia Pacific oil and gas infrastructure security market. As the Asia Pacific is the largest consumer of oil and gas, governments and energy ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Security And Supply For US Electric Power Infrastructure Back In The Spotlight After Recent Storms Highlight Weaknesses In The Grid

      FARMINGTON, Conn., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After the October 2011 nor'easter created long-lasting power outages for nearly 2 million people, and the more recent ...

  • Wetlands International promotes investments in natural infrastructure to achieve better water security at high-level meeting

    Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick is participating in a high-level panel on water cooperation for ecosystems at the International Conference on Water Cooperation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. As part of the International Year of Water Cooperation, we are attending to highlight the urgent need to safeguard and restore wetland ecosystems as a key strategy to address water security challenges. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Salt River Project Selects Quantum Secure to Simplify Their NERC Critical Infrastructure Compliance

    Quantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, today announced that Salt River Project (SRP) has selected the SAFE for Energy Facilities software suite for its physical identity, access and compliance management, including audit, attestation, remediation and compliance for ...


  • Security Through Innovation

    Security, in all forms, can thrive through innovation. With a mission scope that encompasses technology, energy, science, and nuclear security, the Department of Energy (DOE) has been on the forefront of producing ground-breaking solutions to safeguard our nation’s precious resources. DOE is working to develop and pioneer the next generation of technology solutions to protect our critical ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy security - an imperative for the EU

    The recent gas crisis that has affected several EU countries, leaving them without gas in the coldest of winter weather, has put energy security as one of the highest priorities on the EU's agenda. At the meeting on 19 February, the Energy Council adopted conclusions on the Commission's communication 'Second Strategic Energy Review - an EU energy security and solidarity action plan', which was ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • Statutory security of supply report

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change has today published the annual Statutory Security of Supply Report (SSSR) that looks at the UK’s energy security for this winter and up-coming winters. ...

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

  • Approaching International Energy Security

    Michael Fallon’s speech for the launch of Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. Introduction Thank you, Jason. I am very pleased to participate in this London launch event for Columbia University’s Centre on Global Energy Policy. ...

  • Actions for a water-secure world

    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 ended on Wednesday after three days of High Level Panels and Forums and months of international consultative processes. During a special ceremony, participants presented the Budapest Water Summit Messages and ...


    By World Water Council

  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

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