Security and privacy challenges in the smart grid

Patrick McDaniel, Stephen McLaughlin

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The electrical grid is undergoing one of the largest transitions in its long historythe 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5054916
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Security and Privacy
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Law


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