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Deep in the heart of Texas public power

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July found me back in San Antonio (site of the Association’s Lineworkers Rodeo back in May) for the Annual Meeting of the Texas Public Power Association. TPPA is one of the state public power associations that do many of the same things for their member utilities at the state level that the American Public Power Association does at the federal level. TPPA lobbies, educates, and serves as a strong platform for collaboration.

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Keeping Public Power Protected from Cyber Attacks

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The threat of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure is a hot topic in the news right now, but cybersecurity has been on the radar of the American Public Power Association for several years.
We recently conducted a series of “table top” exercises with public power utilities across the country to jump start discussions among members on cybersecurity issues. The consistent feedback we heard from these workshops is the need for more guidance, more training, and for additional resources to help address the evolving threats.

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