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Smart Grid Security: Myths vs. Reality

Published on 05/30/2017 | Technology

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Accelerating the Adoption of Industrial Internet of Things.


Building the smart grid requires a uniifed network platform to interconnect all the devices within the electric power infrastructure. Based on the Internet Protocol (IP), this network infrastructure connects meters and substations to operations centers and supports control and management functions as well as smart grid applications such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

Signi cant harm could occur if a malicious attack on the network or accidental miscon guration crippled the smart grid. Because of the network’s critical role within the smart grid, utilities, regulators and other stake holders within the electric power industry are understandably concerned about its security. Unfortunately, a number of myths about smart grid security have sprung up that cause needless alarm and confusion and detract from a discussion of legitimate security threats and the technologies available to combat them.

This paper debunks the most common security myths about the smart grid, provides an overview of established security technologies and highlights how these technologies can be used to counter real threats to the smart grid.


You can read and download the full report on Silver Spring Networks here

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