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Expert Coming to Baton Rouge 09/14/20...

Expert Coming to Baton Rouge 09/14/2017

Conference Highlights Impact of EMP E...

Conference Highlights Impact of EMP Events on Data Centers

ABOUT DATA CENTER WORLD Data Center World New Orleans 2016 is focused for Leaders at all Levels. Unique to the industry, the conference draws upon the knowledge and experience of the more than 3,500 AFCOM members, the association for advancing data center and IT infrastructure professionals, to create an end-user driven agenda that focuses on […]

GOA Report on EMP Prepardness

GOA Report on EMP Prepardness

Date: March 2016 CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION: Federal Agencies Have Taken Actions to Address Electromagnetic Risks, but Opportunities Exist to Further Assess Risks and Strengthen Collaboration What GAO Found Key federal agencies have taken various actions to address electromagnetic risks to the electric grid, and some actions align with the recommendations made in 2008 by the […]

2016 GAO Report on Federal Electromag...

2016 GAO Report on Federal Electromagnetic Preparations

“Key federal agencies have taken various actions to address electromagnetic risks to the electric grid, and some actions align with the recommendations made in 2008 by the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse Attack (EMP Commission). Since 2008, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Energy (DOE), […]

Expert Presents to Louisiana Public S...

Expert Presents to Louisiana Public Service Commission

Dr. Peter Pry presents to Louisiana Public Service Commission Details coming soon.

August 28 1859 First recorded GMD

August 28 1859 First recorded GMD

The first recorded example of the negative effects of solar activity on human society was an unprecedented solar storm that raged from 28 August through 2 September 1859 (cycle 10), in which telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed.

April 16 2013 Metcalf Substation

April 16 2013 Metcalf Substation
Timeline, Assault on California Power Station, Source: The Wall Street Journal On April 16th 2013, over a dozen transformers at a PG&E substation were destroyed by a "military style raid." Before the attack began, the fiber-optic phone lines outside the substation were cut. Then, knowing exactly where to aim to cause the most damage, the [...]

March 13 1989 Hydro-Quebec

March 13 1989 Hydro-Quebec

Geomagnetic disturbances (GMDs) are natural occurring events that are known to negatively affect the normal operation of modern technology. One of the major causes for these disturbances is the sun. In addition to supplying visible light that is essential for most of the life on Earth, the sun emits other forms of energy. ┬áThese other […]

March 4 2007 Aurora Generator Test

March 4 2007 Aurora Generator Test
In 2007, researchers at the Idaho National Lab conducted a test in which a virus was launched against the control system network that controlled a diesel generator. As shown in the video above, the test resulted in the physical destruction of the generator. This test successfully showed how a few lines of computer code can [...]

Dec 23 2015 Ukraine Power Outage

Dec 23 2015 Ukraine Power Outage
On December 23, 2015, the first ever cyber-attack that resulted in the physical loss of power to a customer occurred in Ukraine. Initial reports suggested that a total of 5 independent electric utilities were compromised. Remotely changed firmware running on assets Programming the uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) which provide backup power to the control center [...]