Shutting Down the Grid: Inguardians Security Firm releases a Study on Smart Grid Security

Shutting Down the Grid: Inguardians Security Firm releases a Study on Smart Grid Security
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Components of the next-generation smart-energy grid could be hacked in order to change household power settings or to spoof communications with a utility’s network, following tests on 3 pilot implementations.

Press Release on Inguardians’ site:

“Smart Grid and Advanced Metering Infrastructure technologies hold great promise for modernizing the power grid. However, they may also introduce security vulnerabilities with potentially significant ramifications ranging from billing fraud to widespread sabotage. In this presentation, Industrial Defender and InGuardians discuss security issues associated with various components of the Smart Grid. We will address attack vectors and scenarios, highlighting defensive strategies and tactics that organizations can apply to mitigate risks. We will also look at industry initiatives to help standardize secure and resilient deployments

Link to the Presentation and Press Release:
http://www.inguardians.com/pubs/articles.html