The Special Security Challenges in Upgrading an Economy-Built Grid

The Special Security Challenges in Upgrading an Economy-Built Grid
Posted: 12 Feb 2012
Authors:
Sandeep Agrawal and Manoj B. Dalgavane
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

The smart grid implies automation of the electric power grid, involving analysis of energy usage patterns to achieve data-driven management in real time. But automation often implies computerization, bringing in new cyber security risks if proper thought is not given to system design at the very outset. Security issues and lessons to consider include source code security, security as risk management, and how to move beyond defensive behavior to proactive procedures.

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