Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Security in large distributed networks (aka Smart Grids)

Security is not only a crucial requirement for conventional data and communication networks. It must be also addressed in networks that are installed and operated to automate and manage energy grids in order to achive a Smart Grid. Definitions may vary but the need for security in the area of critical infrastructures is undisputed. Beyond architecture and compliance, real implementation requirements exist. The paper Enhancing IEC 62351 to Improve Security for Energy Automation in Smart Grid Environments presented at the 2010 Fifth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services in Barcelona provides insights.

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