Chapter 7 Attacking the Utility Companies

Information in This Chapter

  • Motivation

  • Network Attacks

  • System Attacks

  • Application Attacks

  • Wireless Attacks

  • Social Engineering Attacks

  • Physical Attacks

  • Putting It All Together

A well-coordinated attack against a smart grid will most likely utilize multiple attack vectors. A combination of application, network, social engineering, and many other types of attacks may be used to achieve the attacker's goals. Utility companies will also have to deal with attacks from attackers with less incentive or resources, including curious customers and random script kiddies that will attempt individual attack vectors.

Understanding the attacks that you will face can help you understand ...

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