Thursday, April 30, 2009

Forbes Chimes in on Smart Grid Security

Just ahead of Congress' release of draft legislation intended to protect the grid, Forbes mag yesterday discussed the timing and motivation for the "Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act (CEIPA), a bill aimed at tightening the cybersecurity of the U.S. power grid."

In particular, this part of the Forbes article will resonate for anyone involved in web security:
Josh Pennell, IOActive's chief executive and founder, argues that smart meters in general are being pushed to market too fast to build them securely. "What you have is a highly accelerated product space," he says. "Smart-grid systems are being designed like it's 1990, as if everyone with access to them is our friend."
Well said.

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