By Eric D. Knapp
Many humans consider the shrewdpermanent Grid as an influence distribution crew equipped on complicated shrewdpermanent metering-but that is only one element of a miles better and extra advanced approach. The "Smart Grid" calls for new applied sciences all through power new release, transmission and distribution, or even the houses and companies being served by means of the grid. This additionally represents new details paths among those new platforms and companies, all of which represents danger, requiring a extra thorough method of the place and the way cyber protection controls are implemented.
This perception offers a close structure of the complete shrewdpermanent Grid, with prompt cyber safety features for every little thing from the availability chain to the consumer.
- Discover the potential for the shrewdpermanent Grid
- Learn extensive approximately its systems
- See its vulnerabilities and the way most sensible to guard it
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These protocols—DNP3, Modbus, PROFIBUS/PROFINET, CIP, and others—are ultimately designed around a common paradigm of request and respond. Each protocol is designed for a “master” device such as an HMI to send commands to subordinate “slave” devices such as a PLC to retrieve data (reading inputs) or instigate control (writing to outputs). g. malformed packets or excessive latency) can cause protocol failure. - Protocol commands may be available that are capable of forcing slave devices into inoperable states, including powering-off devices, forcing them into a “listen only” state, disabling alarming.
14 • Asset management: There are many devices within the electricity network, probably more devices than any other industry network. With so many devices in the network, is it possible to manage the many assets (or devices) in the network in a better way? By doing so, it would be possible to increase the life of the asset, and also its performance. This of course provides greater efficiency and has the potential to reduce costs for all stakeholders. So we should really be left in no doubt that the “Smart Grid” can provide significant benefits to not only the energy companies, or its consumers, but also to our environment.
Primary motives include the theft of information and the manipulation of automated systems for purposes of disruption or sabotage. Perhaps, one of the largest security concerns of the Smart Grid, however, supersedes the individual systems of measurement, communication, and control. It is the sheer interconnectedness of it all. Intelligence and communications and automation are simply the means to an end: the real “Smart Grid” is built upon many systems that leverage these mechanisms. Advanced metering leverages information from distribution management systems and distribution control (SCADA) systems.
Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid: Implementing Security Controls into the Modern Power Infrastructure by Eric D. Knapp