Blinkered thoughts on 'smart grid' security

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 2:16 PM EST

I've been involved in several aspects of Smart Grid security for some time now - ranging from embedding security in to the smart meters themselves through to penetration testing of national power grids and nuclear plants. And yes, while it's true that there are ways of breaching most of the technologies out there (and several of the technologies that are still only twinkers in the eyes of an engineer), this applies to any technology (not just in the power utilities) - past, present and future.

Without getting in to the nitty-gritty of particular technologies and their respective security flaws, I think many people underestimate the advances that have been made in overall system security as we progress towards a Smart Grid infrastructure.

At the Frequency X blog.

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