Securing smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure

 During the recent years, there have been two cyber-attacks on power plants in Ukraine, which for the first time in the history succeeded to disrupted and cut power in a country.

 An analysis of the events in Ukraine indicates that in order for a cyber-attack to materialize, three conditions must exist: opportunity, ability, and motivation.

We should embrace cyber security initiatives as we embrace innovation and new technologies, the evolution of techniques and technologies used by attackers is a wakeup call to the regulator, leading power companies, and vendors to add cyber defense as safety, reliability and productivity in order to minimize the ability and opportunity of the cyber attack as an act of war.

Making those systems safe and secure is not an easy task.


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