National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: OWN IT

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: OWN IT

The 2019 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme is “OWN IT, SECURE IT, PROTECT IT.” Part of owning your cybersecurity includes understanding the devices and applications you use. Think about updating your security settings on your devices and apps, as well as making smart social media posts that don’t share sensitive information. Visit https://bit.ly/2nPCwmN to learn mor… More
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

This October, Prairie State is raising cybersecurity awareness during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The overarching theme for this month is “OWN IT. SECURE IT. PROTECT IT.” Cybersecurity is not just the responsibility of governments, companies, groups, or individuals. Everyone shares the responsibility for cybersecurity, even the average smartphone user. Each week, we… More
Cybersecurity at Work and at Home

Cybersecurity at Work and at Home

Technology constantly changes, and with that comes the need to focus on cybersecurity for our devices and software. This defense is vital to the operation of Prairie State. “As shown by the media, hacks and data breaches occur at firms of all sizes. Often these incidents make front page news and cause irreparable damage to reputations,” said Garren Thurau, Senior Network Administrator. “T… More
NERC Compliance & Cybersecurity

NERC Compliance & Cybersecurity

At our power plant, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) requires controls be put in place to maintain cybersecurity. NERC has 13 Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards that range from physical protections to electronic protections. According to Mark Jones, Engineering Supervisor, Prairie State’s power plant goes above and beyond most of these requirements. … More