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Safety products: Managed security services safeguard US electric grid

Safety Products: Managed Security Services Safeguard US Electric Grid

Safety products:[1] SEDC, a provider of utility software solutions for more than 40 years, now offers comprehensive managed security services (MSS) to utilities through its Atlanta-based cybersecurity operations center (SOC). The SEDC MSS provide utilities access to the highest level of cybersecurity professionals and 24/7 monitoring of engineering and operations, accounting and billing, and internet.

With the energy sector a common target of cyberattacks and utilities managing increasing volumes of sensitive customer payment and usage data, SEDC has invested significantly in R&D to innovate effective utility-centric approaches to security, said Greg Gray, SEDC s vice president of technical services.

In 2016, SEDC completed pilot projects with utilities of varied size, scope and network and engineering asset architectures. Today, the SEDC SOC serves these members and now offers enrollment to the more than 500 distribution utilities served by the SEDC family of companies, which includes SEDC, Futura Systems, ATS and Arista Information Systems.


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Like "Batman" scene: Judge chases man running from his courtroom

Like "Batman" Scene: Judge Chases Man Running From His Courtroom

Door allegedly broken by man running from Terre Haute, Indiana courtroom on June 19, 2017. WTHI-TV

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. A man tried running from a court hearing Monday after learning there was a warrant for his arrest, reports the CBS affiliate here, WTHI-TV[1]. It began when Anthony Williams failed to appear on his originally scheduled court date Friday. That resulted in Judge Chris Wrede issuing a bench warrant for his arrest.

When Williams showed up Monday morning, Wrede told a security officer to take him into custody on the warrant. That’s when Williams ran. The officer — and Judge Wrede — ran after him.

According to the officer and witnesses, Williams crashed into a locked door, breaking the glass. The officer said Williams opened the other door and stumbled his way past the metal detector at the entry. Williams made it through a first set of doors, but not a second.

The officer used his Taser to end the chase.

Like "Batman" Scene: Judge Chases Man Running From His Courtroom

Anthony Williams allegedly tried to flee after learning in a Terre Haute, Indiana courtroom on June 19, 2017 that a warrant had been issued for his arrest


As the officer caught up with Williams, he said it looked like a scene from the Batman movies, because Judge Wrede was still in his black robe.

Williams is due back in court on Thursday.

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US Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collides with Japanese vessel

Last Updated Jun 17, 2017 2:14 AM EDT

The U.S. Navy’s USS Fitzgerald has collided with a Japanese merchant vessel, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. Seven sailors are unaccounted for, said a spokesman for Chief Naval Officer John Richardson, and the Japanese Coast Guard continues to search for them. Additionally, two patients required medical attention, and other injured people are being assessed, the Navy said. The 7th Fleet said the flooding on board had been stabilized by 3 p.m. local time and sailors were assisting in damage control.

The Japanese Coast Guard is on the scene and providing assistance at the request of the U.S. Navy. The USS Fitzgerald is under her own power, although her propulsion is limited, according to the U.S. 7th Fleet. The USS Dewey, medical assistance and two Navy tugs are also being dispatched as quickly as possible. Naval aircraft are also being readied. The collusion was serious, but the extent of the damage and personnel injuries are being determined. The collision occurred at 2:30 a.m. local time on June 17, about 56 nautical miles off of Yokosuka, Japan, according to the Navy.

US Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collides With Japanese Vessel

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Live footage shot from a helicopter Saturday morning by Japanese broadcaster NHK showed heavy damage to the mid-right side of the Navy ship, which appeared to be stationary in the water. People were standing on various parts of the deck. The USS Fitzgerald[1], an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer commissioned in 1995, is based in Yokosuka, according to the Navy. Its crew includes roughly 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted members of the Navy.

The U.S. Navy says the USS Fitzgerald suffered damage below the water line on its starboard side after it collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship. It says the destroyer’s propulsion is limited. The Navy says the USS Dewey, medical assistance and two Navy tugs are being dispatched as quickly as possible. Naval aircraft are also being readied to help.

Japan and U.S. relations[2] strengthened in 2015 through the release of revised guidelines, which provide new and expanded forms of security-related cooperation, according to the State Department. Japan provides bases as well as financial and material support to U.S. forces to maintain stability in the region.

An Alabama woman says her grandson contacted her from the USS Fitzgerald to say he’s OK.

Rita Schrimsher of Athens, Alabama, tweeted: “Just heard the sweetest voice and saw a wonderful face. He’s okay. Thank you all for the prayers.”

She says she spoke on Facetime with her 23-year-old grandson Jackson Schrimsher. She says: “It could have been worse so we’re grateful.”

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