London (PRWEB UK) 15 February 2013
A survey of 213 Utility and Smart Grid professionals has revealed that the least secure of an electricity grid’s components were the end user segment and the distribution system; and only four percent of the sample said that U.S. electricity grids were "very secure." Only recently, a hacker demonstrated how to intercept smart grid radio communications in front of an audience of 60 security researchers: “If you can understand the way these systems speak to one another, the potential to hack them is very real”. Further highlighting the threat, a hacker recently demonstrated how to intercept smart grid radio communications in front of an audience of 60 security researchers. (Zpryme)
Against this backdrop, SMi Group’s 3rd annual European Smart Grid and SCADA Security conference delivers presentations from US as well as European Utilities focussing these developments and their experiences in dealing with persistent threats and vulnerabilities. The two-day programme will also delve further into current attack profiles in addition addressing risk management strategies and discussing how they can be improved.
NEW FOR 2013:
- Presentations on early detection systems, industrial control systems/SCADA security attacks and requirements
- Discuss and share information on emerging threats; devices and applications
- Hear how industry is protecting themselves from insider threats and managing extended attack surfaces