Smart Meters Pose New Risks for Energy Industry

Smart Meters Pose New Risks for Energy Industry


Traditionally, energy utilities have kept infrastructure like power
plants safe from cyber attack by keeping it separate from the open

But that is rapidly changing as a new generation of “smart” power
meters hooks up customers to their utilities through the web, and new
forms of solar and wind microgeneration supplement traditional
centralized power stations.

A U.S. Congressional Research Service report warned in 2012 that
“smart meter data present privacy and security concerns that are
likely to become more prevalent as government-backed initiatives
expand deployment of the meters to millions of homes across the

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