Smart Meters Pose New Risks for Energy Industry

Smart Meters Pose New Risks for Energy Industry
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/07/18/335214.htm

EXCERPT:

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

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
country.”

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