Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Janakiram MSV, Christopher Keene, Elizabeth White, PagerDuty Blog, Craig Lowell

News Feed Item

Modulo Customer Doug Powell of BC Hydro Named 2012 Security 7 Award Winner by Information Security Magazine

Modulo, a leading provider of IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that customer Doug Powell, Manager of Security, Privacy and Safety for BC Hydro has been named a 2012 Security 7 Award winner by Information Security magazine. Powell is honored for securing and managing risk of Critical Infrastructure (CI) in the energy sector. Each year the editors honor seven outstanding professionals in seven vertical markets who have made an impact on the advancement of information security practices, policies and technologies. In its eighth year, many of the industry’s most notable cybersecurity luminaries have been recognized for this prestigious award.

"Doug’s efforts to re-evaluate GRC practices for smart grid and his community contributions to international security standards, best practices and lab research is advancing the protection of CI globally," says Sergio Thompson-Flores, CEO of Modulo. “His insight to extend GRC beyond the traditional bounds by integrating cybersecurity, physical security and operational risk mirrors the Modulo vision and is helping to drive innovative new applications and capabilities of the Modulo Risk Manager platform.”

Powell oversees all aspects of security, privacy and safety governance and risk within the smart grid program of Canada’s third largest utility. When faced with the daunting task of navigating the regulatory community for BC Hydro’s $1 billion AMI (smart grid) program, Powell implemented a GRC assessment as the foundation for its enterprise-wide security standards framework. Doug worked with Modulo to add NERC CIP and NISTIR 7628 controls to the already extensive GRC standards base. Further, Modulo's nimble GRC engine became the standard for BC Hydro's risk reporting within its smart metering project and will hold the knowledge base and detailed asset repository for this complex architecture.

Powell also leveraged Modulo Risk Manager to successfully implement the critical infrastructure protection program for BC Hydro during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

“I am honored to be included in this impressive group of award winners and to be recognized by the esteemed editors of Information Security magazine. By bringing to light important advancements in every industry sector, the Security 7 award is enabling cross-industry collaboration – a critical step toward effective cybersecurity in this new world of Stuxnet-size threats,” said Powell.

Powell is currently Vice Chair of the ASIS Utilities Security Council and Chair of the ASIS Critical Infrastructure Working Group; an advisor on the Canadian National Energy Infrastructure Test Centre (SCADA Lab), Industry Advisory Board; and a British Columbia representative of the Canadian Energy & Utilities Sector Network cross-industry working group. He also received a written commendation from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Critical Infrastructure Intelligence Team in 2011 for his contribution to critical infrastructure protection initiatives aligned with industry cooperation in national information and intelligence sharing initiatives.

Powell’s essay titled “GRC Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection” and accompanying profile can be found online at: http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/feature/GRC-Management-and-Critical-Infrastructure-Protection. In this essay he points to the need for GRC management to adapt in a new comprehensive way to include ongoing, real-time assessments (as opposed to periodic assessment) and physical and situational awareness inputs.

Adds Powell, “One model to watch and learn from is the recent United Nations Rio +20 event, where Modulo demonstrated how it can process and analyze real-time inputs from both the cyber and the physical world for effective situational awareness – exactly the type of assessment tool that is needed for complex protection environments from smart grid to national infrastructure.”

According to Information Security magazine, “These winners represent diverse interests, from emerging critical infrastructure protection issues and protecting federal networks, to information sharing and big data security analytics. While they have different focuses, all share a tireless devotion to cybersecurity.”

About Information Security magazine and SearchSecurity.com

SearchSecurity.com provides enterprise security professionals with the information they need to keep their corporate data and assets secure. No other site delivers the depth and breadth of security focused content that SearchSecurity.com does. At over 2 million, our registered member base includes the highest concentration of security-focused IT professionals anywhere. Tightly integrated with industry-leading Information Security magazine, the site offers security-specific news, technical tips and strategic planning content, written by our dedicated editorial staff and a network of over 150 of the top independent industry experts.

About Modulo

Modulo is a leading global enterprise provider of comprehensive Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management solutions. Modulo’s award-winning Risk Manager™ provides hundreds of organizations worldwide with the tools they need to automate the entire GRC management process to monitor, manage and sustain adherence to policy and regulations while reducing enterprise risk and complexity. Customers span the financial, health care, retail, telecom, power & gas and government sectors and include BASF, BC Hydro, Commercial Bank of Dubai, Microsoft, New York University Medical Center, Synovus Financial, and Schlumberger. Modulo Risk Manager has earned “Best Buy” and “5-Star” ratings in SC Magazine’s 2011 and 2012 risk and policy management group product review and is the winner of the 2011 & 2010 Info Security Products Guide Global Excellence Award and 2010 Network Products Guide Product Innovation Award and is a finalist for the 2011 & 2010 SC Magazine Excellence Award.

Visit www.modulo.com and follow Modulo on Twitter @moduloitgrc for more information.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Venafi, the Immune System for the Internet™ and the leading provider of Next Generation Trust Protection, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Venafi is the Immune System for the Internet™ that protects the foundation of all cybersecurity – cryptographic keys and digital certificates – so they can’t be misused by bad guys in attacks...
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
Akana has announced the availability of version 8 of its API Management solution. The Akana Platform provides an end-to-end API Management solution for designing, implementing, securing, managing, monitoring, and publishing APIs. It is available as a SaaS platform, on-premises, and as a hybrid deployment. Version 8 introduces a lot of new functionality, all aimed at offering customers the richest API Management capabilities in a way that is easier than ever for API and app developers to use.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...