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Handbook on Securing Cyber-Physical Critical Infrastructure by Nan Zhang, Krishna Kant, Sajal K Das

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Chapter 25

Security and Privacy in the Smart Grid

Alvaro A. Cárdenas and Reihaneh Safavi-Naini

25.1 Introduction

Smart grid refers to multiple efforts around the globe to modernize aging power grid infrastructures with new technologies, enabling a more intelligently networked automated system. The goal of a smart grid is to deliver energy with greater efficiency, reliability, security, and provide more transparency and choice, to electricity consumers.

This modernization leverages recent advances in information technology, wireless communications and embedded systems – sensors and actuators with processing power and capable of communicating with each other. These new technologies will provide real-time monitoring of the health of the power grid, ...

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