Issue No. 03 - May/June (2009 vol. 7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2009.76
Patrick McDaniel , Pennsylvania State University
Stephen McLaughlin , Pennsylvania State University
The electrical grid is undergoing one of the largest transitions in its long history—the move to smart grid technology. This new grid lets customers and providers more efficiently manage and generate power. As with many new technologies, the smart grid also introduces new security concerns. This article considers the state of global smart grid deployments and the operational, ecological, and financial motivations behind them as well as potential sources and costs of security failures. Future initiatives might address the security challenges future deployments are almost certain to face.
security & privacy, smart grid, electrical grid, secure systems
P. McDaniel and S. McLaughlin, "Security and Privacy Challenges in the Smart Grid," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. , pp. 75-77, 2009.