Is it totally safe to be online on a Smart Grid?
by SMEBOOK (admin) · January 28, 2021
Smart grids have a few disadvantages which must be taken note of before implementing them. A challenge posed with the integration of smart grid is the utilisation of internet to provide real-time information increases the risk of security and privacy breaches. A simulation unearthed that malware experts could intrude and infiltrate a smart meter and spread the virus to about 15,000 meters within a day, which renders the system vulnerable to hackers; these hackers could shut down power with just a button. Being online makes the system susceptible malicious intent if not monitored properly.
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