|Smart Grids Pose Security Risks, Says Analysis by Intel Unit |
By Debra K. Rubin, with Platts | August 08, 2012
This article originally appeared on Engineering News-Record.
Smart-grid metering was vulnerable, says Dan Rueckert, associate VP for compliance, security and risk at consulting firm Black & Veatch.
"We've advised some utilities to stop metering activities until systems are upgraded, and we have stopped a few projects until it was done," Rueckert says. "There are a lot of checks and balances."
fac: the article should make it clear that the smart grid proper extends well beyond residential distribution systems, and includes the surveillance and supervision of all aspects of the gross electric grid, including generation, transmission, distribution, and the control rooms and data centers where each of the latter are managed or converge ...