The electricity grid is a key infrastructure for our society, therefore its security is a critical public concern. This physical system is becoming more and more complex as it is coupled with a cyber layer carrying information about power usage and control instructions for intelligent appliances, leading to what is known as the Smart Grid. The development of this Cyber-Physical System introduces new security issues, thus calling for efforts in studying possible attacks and devising suitable countermeasures. In this paper, we review a generic model for the Smart Grid, and present possible attacks and countermeasures focusing on a key component of the Smart Grid: the Smart Meter.
2012 20th Telecommunications Forum (telfor), 2012, p. 127-130
Cyber-Physical System; Cyber security; Home area network; Smart grid; Smart meter