The Smart Grid brings greater benefits for electric utilities and customer alike, however these benefits come at a cost from a security perspective. Unlike the over-hyped messages we usually hear from the media, the sky is NOT falling. However, just like any other technology, the systems and devices that make up the Smart Grid will have weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
It is important for us to understand these vulnerabilities, how they can be attacked, and what we need to do to defend against those attacks.
This presentation will explore the architecture of most Smart Meters, explain the methodologies developed to perform penetration testing on them, enumerate the types of vulnerabilities we commonly find, and discuss the solutions/recommendation.