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Government Report Finds Smart Grid Security Inadequate

January 21, 2011

A new document from the U.S. Government Accountability Office--the auditing office of the U.S. Congress--assessing the current state of security of the rapidly deploying smart grid networks around the country finds that necessary built-in security features are often missing from the networks and the smart meters themselves.

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LG Announces New Smart Grid-Connected Appliances

January 10, 2011

A new series of smart appliances just announced by LG will--in addition to having smart grid connectivity--communicate with each other over the network, as well as connect to owners' smartphones and tablet devices, giving them control over a wide range of energy-saving and diagnostic functions--bringing the kitchen to the forefront of the Internet of Things.

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Physical and Cyber Security for a Smart Grid

December 3, 2010

The Smart Grid Security Blog has posted a detailed, informative video that discusses not only the cyber security challenges in properly protecting devices on the smart grid, but the many difficulties in ensuring their physical security as well.

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Hackers to Get 440 Million New Targets

October 7, 2010

We've posted before about the billions of dollars slated for smart grid cybersecurity, and that amount continues to rise. Such immense budgets are no surprise, however, when you look at the massive scale of the smart grid rollout and what it means to the cybersecurity of our critical infrastructure.

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FINAL Federal Smart Grid Security Document Released

September 1, 2010

We've previously posted the in-progress drafts of the NIST Computer Security Division's smart grid security plan, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. It has now been released for public viewing in its final version, which is available in three volumes:

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