21 Jun '11, 8am

FC Business Intelligence: The Multi Layered Security Efforts Needed to Protect the Bulk Power Grid

For electric utilities as the security can be segmented into four layers: - Physical protection: It is vital to protect your grid assets from intentional physical damage such as theft, vandalism and modification by miscreants. There are also non-intentional damage including natural occurrences i.e. weather, earthquakes, floods, cyclones and solar flares. These actions should be taken to reduce equipment replacement costs and to protect against someone breaking into your system and loading a cyber worm or virus that could attack your system. - Cyber security and defense: Smart sensors and advanced communications devices are in essence computers and microprocessors and are consequently subject to cyber-attacks ranging from denial of service to reading (stealing) or changing the data in transit. These attacks are at the heart of the C-I-A prioritization. - Privacy protection:...

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