Customer Perspective: Southern Company Discusses CSI (and No, it’s not the TV show)

Last week at the ARC Forum, James Goosby of Southern Company presented a case study on how Southern is approaching NERC CIP compliance with their Control System Integrity, or “CSI,” initiative. Southern, like all power companies in the US and Canada, faces a looming deadline of April 2016 for NERC CIP Version 5 compliance. Their CSI initiative automates compliance for control systems by:Configuration management... Read more

Cybersecurity and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT): Perspectives from the ARC Forum in Orlando

At the ARC Forum last week in Orlando, many of the sessions and hallway conversations were focused on Cybersecurity and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). True, the IIoT is not necessarily a new topic. Based on my conversations, the industry is excited about the business value we can expect from IIoT. But the truth is, while the technology to take advantage of IIoT is available now, most organizations are still... Read more

The Aging Workforce: More Prevalent Than You Think

Regarding the “Aging Workforce” issue, some companies are choosing to ignore this issue altogether. That’s one approach, but maybe not the best one… The issue of Aging Workforce can be broken down into two components:(i) Resource Availability, and (ii) Knowledge Management.Resource Availability basically has to do with the net imbalance between retirees and graduates. Aside from some... Read more

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