19 Jul '12, 2pm

Europe makes smart grid security recommendations - EE Times #Enisa

Europe makes smart grid security recommendations - EE Times #Enisa

PARIS – The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has published a report that makes ten recommendations to the public sector involved in the definition and implementation of smart grids. Smart grids offer benefits to the society at large but their dependency on computer networks and applications, as well as on the Internet, increases exposure to malicious cyber attacks. Vulnerabilities of communication networks and information systems could indeed be exploited for financial or political motivation to shut off power to large areas or directing cyber-attacks against power generation plants. However, the communication infrastructures are not the only source of vulnerabilities, the report indicated. Software and hardware used for building the smart grid infrastructure are at risk of being tampered with even before they are linked together. Rogue code, includ...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4390715/Europe-is...

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