‘Gridded’ Security Teeth about the Approaching Smart Grid
The good, the bad and the ugly are all inside the concept of the smart grid. While electricity has mostly been a one-way street to business and consumer users, the smart grid will build a two-way street with information coming and going. So the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently issued a second draft of its Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, which identifies more than 120 interfaces linking diverse devices, systems, and classifies these connections according to the level of damage that could result from a security breach.
To download the second draft, go to http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/