IOActive, a provider of comprehensive security services, has revealed that its Senior Security Consultant, Mike Davis, will deliver a briefing on Smart Grid Device Security at the Black Hat USA event.
The Black Hat Briefings is described as a security conference series for the information security community. This year, the briefings will be held on July 30 in Las Vegas.
In his talk, Davis will be highlighting on how quickly the malicious code can propagate throughout a neighborhood, ultimately causing power disconnections and calibration modifications rendering the meters inoperable. Davis will also discuss his optimism for the future of the Smart Grid and suggestions for developing more secure meters.
Smart Grid is the higher version of Power grid and it delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using digital technology. This kind of real time distribution of power contributes to the saving of energy, cost reduction and increase in reliability and transparency, officials say.
While the benefits of the Smart Grid are undisputed, it is critical to consider the security of the infrastructure as well, said the company.
via Smart Grid.