Monday, June 10, 2013

Securing The Smart Grid

With reports of regular cyber attacks targeting the US smart grid, should UK energy and utilities rethink their approach to security?

"With greater connectivity comes the even bigger need for better energy efficiency, from which the concept of the smart grid was born. The idea of the smart grid is to use IT to gather and act on behavioural information from both consumers and suppliers in an automated fashion to improve the efficiency, reliability, economics, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity. However, along with higher energy consumption, greater connectivity also entices a far greater number of security risks."

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