Like with computers, mobile phones, cars and many other things that man created, thermostats, automatic doors, insulin pumps, control panels for a great many instruments and other embedded devices were first created to function without little or no thought for security.
IEEE announced the publication of a new standard, as well as the launch of three new standards-development activities, all designed to enhance the communications and distribution-automation capabilities of the smart grid globally.
The vulnerability of the energy industry's new wireless smart grid will inevitably lead to lights out for everyone, according to leading cyber expert David Chalk.
Power grids connect electricity producers to consumers through interconnected transmission and distribution networks.
IEEE announced five new standards, as well as a modified standards-development project, that are all intended to aid the efficient rollout of the smart grid worldwide.
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