smart grid security Tag

Ah, 2016 - the year of fake news, celebrity deaths and cyber attacks, namely to the electricity grids of several countries. The biggest story came out of the United States, where the Washington Post (falsely) reported that a Vermont utility had been infiltrated by Russian hackers.Should energy managers be concerned about cyber attacks like these? Embracing connectivity thanks to the IoT devices of Industry 4.0 also means exposing buildings to potential security vulnerabilities, a significant fear among facility managers. In this article we'll examine which energy data security issues facility managers should be aware of, and most importantly, how to protect against them.