Tag Archives: Cyber Threat

“The consequences of deploying bad stuff [smart meters] are dire.”

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions  This past week there was a meeting of BlackHat USA 2015 in Las Vegas, where InfoSec professionals met.  As part of a blog article written about this meeting, there was the following updated entry by … Continue reading

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Smart Meters Put Grid Security at Risk

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions Grid security is at risk according to an article today at GCN which provides information, insight and analysis to the Government IT and Education IT sectors. “The technical issues that interrupted service for the Wall … Continue reading

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U.S. Power Grid Being Hit With ‘Increasing’ Hacking Attacks as Smart Meter Deployments Continue

Major attacks on the U.S. power grid system are “increasing,” with hackers stepping up efforts to penetrate critical systems and to implant malicious software that could compromise the power grid and result in a nationwide crisis.  This is according to … Continue reading

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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 Have Failed and Were a Dumb Investment

Having reached the end of 2014, there is no doubt it has been a devastating year for utility smart meters and smart grid advocates.  Whether all utility executives yet realize it or not, smart meters have failed.  They have failed miserably to … Continue reading

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