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TAG Warns Massive Ransomware Attacks Could Occur Daily

          AUSTIN, TX (June 28) — Yesterday’s worldwide cyber attack marks the beginning of what could easily become a pattern of daily occurrences, said Chris Humphreys, director of The Anfield Group, an Austin-based cyber security firm. “Known as Petya, this latest variant of...

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TAG Provides Cell Phone Security Advice

Yesterday, KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas, interviewed The Anfield Group’s CEO Chris Humphreys on the dangers of discarding personal cell phones without completely deleted all of the data hidden inside.  A transcript of the interview follows or to see the KEYE-TV interview, click here. ” If y...

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DOE Report Validates Holistic Approach to Grid Cybersecurity

The DOE’ s Quadrennial Energy Review Report was released on Friday with some very obvious nods to the combating and recovery from emerging cyber threat across multiple critical infrastructure verticals including- Oil & Gas, Hospitals, and residential power delivery. What I found the most telli...

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NERC CIP Requirements Inadequate To Detect Russian Spear Fishing

According to multiple media reports, the malware associated with Grizzly Steppe was discovered on a Burlington Electric laptop that was “not connected to the organization’s grid systems.” These reports were based on this DHS/FBI Joint Analysis Report (JAR) from Dec 29, 2016.  Grizzly Steppe i...

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The Anfield Group Joins the Power Generation Services Family

          AUSTIN, TX (Oct. 6) The Anfield Group (TAG), one of the nation’s leading providers of cybersecurity compliance and advisory services for the bulk electric industry, has joined GridForce Energy Management and Power Analytics as a subsidiary under Power Generation Services (PoGens). S...

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Standards Dog Chases Tail While Reliability/Security Rabbit Races Ahead

With the news of FERC ordering a Supply Chain Management Standard to be enforced upon NERC-Registered Entities, I wanted to offer up a few thoughts: Better Late Than Never While there have been several use-cases in recent years for the need of expanding awareness around supply chain management vulne...

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Predictions and Advice on NERC CIP V5/V6 Compliance

With the NERC CIP V5/V6 compliance deadline only four days away, I’m sure everyone is 100% ready and got everything figured out with no worries- right? While some of you I’m sure are still scrambling, I thought I’d offer up a few predictions and advice based on my previous experience with Vers...

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A Holistic Approach to Grid Security

Anyone who has ever attended one of our events or heard a presentation by The Anfield Group knows how passionate we are about taking a holistic approach to grid security. We’ve told you over and over that “being compliant doesn’t mean you’re secure” and “unless yo...

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FERC Changes CIP V5 Implementation Date

FERC CHANGES CIP V5 IMPLEMENTATION DATE TO JULY 1 AUSTIN, TX (February 25) – This afternoon, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a request from trade associations to move the date for implementing the critical infrastructure protection (CIP) version 5 Reliability Standards...

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TAG Blog: NIST is Here. Are You Ready?

By now, most of you are familiar with our commitment to providing our clients with “compliance as a by-product of security and best practices.” We didn’t come up with this approach to be different. We adopted it because our vast experience with NERC audits clearly showed this game ...

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