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Europe makes smart grid security recommendations

7/19/2012 02:01 PM EDT
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re: Europe makes smart grid security recommendations
fredrodriguez11   12/14/2012 7:29:44 AM
Smart grid was first introduced for its functional and technological benefits. One of the biggest benefits of smart grid is the application of digital processing and communication to the power grid, making data flow and information management central to the smart grid. This allows information to be transmitted more efficiently. However, with convenience, the concern of security arises. In this cyber era, wireless security is extremely important for information protection. I think the most important safety measure is to protect the customers’ information. Even though firewall may act as a barrier to prevent hacking, hardware hack has become a more common place. Previously, effort have been placed on preventing software hack, however, hardware hack has become more common as hardware hacked are more difficult to rectify. - http://www.rosssecuritysolutions.com/

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re: Europe makes smart grid security recommendations
DrQuine   7/20/2012 2:35:52 AM
The most obvious issue I see coming out of this article does not seem (after a quick review of the downloaded document) to be addressed in the report. If the smart grid requires a comprehensive set of data interconnections, then what happens if those connections fail? What is the "fail safe mode" for the smart grid? It would be most unfortunate if failure of the Internet could trigger blackouts (historically it was the other way around).

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