Smart Meters Ripe for Attack

Smart meters represent a worst-case scenario in terms of security: the devices lack sufficient power to execute strong security software; they usually go in physically nonsecure locations; and installation occurs in volumes. Therefore, the only valid cyber security approach for smart metering is to assume from the outset some devices will fall victim to an attack and there needs to be sufficient resiliency to allow the remainder of the network to survive. While no one has completely solved this problem, there are enterprises working toward a solution, according to the report.