Cybersecurity and Innovation Headline SEDC's CEO Summit 2015

Utility executives from across the country joined SEDC in Boston last week to learn how they can both protect and advance their utilities and their operations. Keynote speaker Theresa Payton, former White House CIO, opened the conference with a lively discussion of cybersecurity vulnerabilities and how utilities can reduce their risk through a combination of […]

Smishing Attacks: 4 Things You Should Know

91% of all cyber-attacks start with a phishing link. In other words, phishing, the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from reputable companies to entice individuals to reveal personal information, is an incredibly common and often successful hacking technique that all internet users should be familiar with. Thankfully, most popular email clients come […]

Meridian Cooperative Announces New CEO

April 20, 2022 – Atlanta, GA Meridian Cooperative is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Haas will succeed Riley “RB” Sloan as Meridian’s Chief Executive Officer. RB Sloan has served as President and CEO of Meridian since 2013 and will be retiring from a long and distinguished career serving the electric utility industry in many […]

How Will You Combat Russian Cyber-Attacks?

From bayonets to drones, the landscape of warfare has constantly evolved. The first stealth submarine was built during WW2, covered by a special rubber coating that made it difficult to detect by sonar. Users of this aquatic advancement were considered to be cheating on a battlefield others thought to be fair. Jumping forward to the […]

Meridian Takes Nashville for TechAdvantage 2022

Watch the Recap Video Here Laughter between old friends, drinks that keep on coming, melt in your mouth brisket, and an outrageously comfortable carpet. Although these things sound like the makings of an excellent dinner party, those were the sights, sounds, and smells permeating NRECA’s TechAdvantage 2022 conference in Nashville, TN. Considering it had been […]

Do you Know Captain Zap?

By Jared Patton Ian Murphy, alias Captain Zap, was the first person in history to be arrested, charged, and convicted of a felony cybercrime. In 1981, Murphy and three friends hacked into the servers of a young AT&T corporation, changing internal clocks to alter metered billing rates. This was a simple task considering that the […]

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