Tag Archives: Cyber Security

Smart Grid Vision Haunted by Challenges

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  Key Article Points “Complete deployment of the current smart grid vision might transform the twilight into complete dark.” “The smart grid vision has some realizable potentials, but the price of these benefits seems more than … Continue reading

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Concerns in Arizona over Smart Meter Hacking

Source:  CBS 5,  KPHO Broadcasting Corporation, Phoenix, AZ In the cyberworld we live in, we are constantly vulnerable.  Our bank accounts and computers can easily be hacked into, but what about our electricity meters? Many utility companies are replacing aging … Continue reading

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We Have a “Totally Vulnerable” Electric Grid Infrastructure

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  “Cybersecurity.  Critical, critical issue.  Totally unfunded.  Totally vulnerable grid infrastructure.  Somebody’s going to bring it down.  And then it will get funded.” Those were the words yesterday of Thomas Siebel at the Energy Thought Summit (ETS) … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Spiral Out of Control and “Livin’ on a Prayer”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  This past week has been one of the worst ever for “smart meters” in terms of critical news reporting and negative revelations about these devices.  Clearly, things are quickly spiraling out of control worldwide in … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Are Not Secured

On February 13th, 2015, President Obama convened a summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University to respond to the rise in major data breaches at U.S. companies, including recent attacks on Anthem and Sony. In the lead-up to … Continue reading

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Cyber Hackers Can Now “Harm Human Life” Through Smart Meters

Utilities and the smart grid industry tout only the hypothetical benefits of smart meters, never seriously discussing the tremendous risks and costs to our society.  On the subject of cyber security, they hardly discuss it at all.  For example, the … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Can Be Hacked to Order a Power Blackout

As explained in an October 1st article at DarkReading.com, European researchers will reveal later this month major security weaknesses in smart meters that could allow an attacker to order a power blackout.  A widely deployed smart meter device can be programmed … Continue reading

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How to Attack a Smart Meter

SmartGridNews.com published an article today entitled, “How to attack a smart meter (Utilities: better find out before the criminals do).”  The SmartGridNews website is generally considered a propaganda mouthpiece for the smart grid industry, but lately, I am beginning to wonder.  … Continue reading

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Nine Reasons Why Today’s Smart Meter Systems Are a Mistake

[Editor Note:  This blog article consists of a document authored by Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D., intended as a letter addressed to a utility company considering the installation of smart meters.] NINE REASONS WHY TODAY’S SMART METER SYSTEMS ARE A MISTAKE by Richard … Continue reading

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New and Definitive Report: Smart Meters Do Invade Privacy

SkyVision Solutions has just released a new report entitled, “A Perspective on How Smart Meters Invade Individual Privacy.” The newly released 64-page report is likely the most comprehensive document of its kind to date.  Through a step-by-step logical approach, it … Continue reading

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