GAO Report Faults 'Smart' Grid Security


This illustration from the GAO report shows the topography of a smart grid.
(Credit: GAO)

GAO Report: ELECTRICITY GRID MODERNIZATION:
Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed
PDF download

According to the Report,
“With respect to challenges to securing smart grid systems, GAO identified the
following six key challenges:
• Aspects of the regulatory environment may make it difficult to ensure smart grid systems’ cybersecurity.
• Consumers are not adequately informed about the benefits, costs, and risks associated with smart grid systems.
• Utilities are focusing on regulatory compliance instead of comprehensive security.
• There is a lack of security features being built into certain smart grid systems.
• The electric industry does not have an effective mechanism for sharing information on cybersecurity.
• The electricity industry does not have metrics for evaluating cybersecurity. ”

=======
Please remember, your bite-size contributions on our Donate Page are what help keep us going

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.