Securing the Smart Grid: Next Generation Power Grid Security
Author: Tony Flick and Justin Morehouse
Smart Grids are the future of energy. By creating networks from power plants to homes, utility companies will be able to regulate power consumption making sure that consumers are receiving the amount that is needed, no more or less. While this new use of networking technology and unique applications such as smart meters will help to conserve energy, it also opens up a pipeline that was once regulated manually into the computer world of interconnected networks. The infrastructure that is being built will need to have robust security controls in place. An attack on this network could create chaos to tens of thousands of power consumers, stop a utility company in its tracks, or be used in a cyberwar.
Securing the Smart Grid takes a look at Smart Grid security today and how it is developing and being deployed into millions of households across the world. Direct attacks to smart meters and smart devices as well as attacks against the supporting networks and applications are detailed along with suggestions on how to defend against them. This book includes a framework for implementing security throughout this growing system, directing security consultants, and system and network architects on how to keep the Smart Grid strong against attackers big and small.
- Details how old and new hacking techniques can be used against the grid and how to defend against them
- Discusses current security initiatives and how they fall short of what is needed
- Find out how hackers can use the new infrastructure against itself
Reviewed in Security Management, 2/12.
Item #: 1932
Publish Date: 2010