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External articles and links:

April 27, 2012:

MIT: Technology Review: Rage Against the Smart Meter
http://www.technologyreview.com/business/40018/page1/

March 15, 2012:

CIA Chief: We’ll Spy on You Through Your Dishwasher
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/

Are Smart Appliances Spying on You?
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/133591.html

March 01, 2012:

RSA Conference 2012: Swapping info on the smart grid by Marcos Colon – SC Magazine
http://www.scmagazine.com/rsa-conference-2012-swapping-info-on-the-smart-grid/article/229981/

February 21, 2012:

Smart Meters Big Brother of Our Day by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh – Canada Free Press
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/44757

February 07, 2012:

Power grid updates left system vulnerable to cyberattacks, auditors say by Lisa Rein – Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/power-grid-updates-left-system-vulnerable-to-cyberattacks-auditors-say/2012/02/07/gIQAMxBVxQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_pol_full

February 02, 2012:

Smart Grid Cyber Security Virtual Summit 2012
http://www.smartgridobserver.com/index-csvs.htm

January 20, 2012:

UPDATE: Looking For a “FireSheep’ Moment, Researchers Lay Bare Woeful SCADA Security by Paul Roberts – threatpost -
https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/looking-firesheep-moment-researchers-lay-bare-woeful-scada-security-012012

January 20, 2012:

[Security] Anonymous downs government, music industry sites in largest attack ever – RT
http://rt.com/usa/news/anonymous-doj-universal-sopa-235/

January 11, 2012:

Smart meter technology is privacy intrusive, researchers claim – Researchers have said that they have intercepted unencrypted smart meter data and used it to uncover details that represent an intrusion into user privacy – Out-Law.com
http://www.out-law.com/en/articles/2012/january-/smart-meter-technology-is-privacy-intrusive-researchers-claim/

January 11, 2012:

SSCC 79 – Smart meter privacy concerns, WiFi insecurity due to WPS and password hashes explained by Chester Wisniewski – Naked Security
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/01/11/sscc-79-smart-meter-privacy-concerns-wifi-insecurity-thanks-to-wps-and-password-hashes-explained/

January 08, 2012:

28c3: Smart meter hacking can disclose which TV shows and movies you watch by Chester Wisniewski – Naked Security
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/01/08/28c3-smart-meter-hacking-can-disclose-which-tv-shows-and-movies-you-watch/

January 05, 2012:

Smart Grid Security Inadequate, Threats Abound by Mark Rowh – Computerworld New Zealand
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/security/smart-grid-security-inadequate-threats-abound

January 04, 2012:

Hacking for Privacy: 2 days for amateur hacker to hack smart meter, fake readings by Ms. Smith – Network World
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/79486

December 30, 2011:

Smart Hacking for Privacy: Smart Meter and Privacy Concerns by Stephan Brinkhaus BSc. – DaPriM Data Privacy Management – 28th Chaos Communication Congress
http://www.daprim.de/?p=124

December 01, 2011:

Carrier IQ’s lesson for smart grid: Industry must lead on security – Greenbang
http://www.greenbang.com/carrier-iqs-lesson-for-smart-grid-industry-must-lead-on-security_20777.html

November 29, 2011:

[Security] Foreign hackers targeted Canadian firms – Cyber-attack for PotashCorp bid info ‘one of the biggest attacks we have ever seen’ by Greg Watson – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/11/29/pol-weston-hacking-firms.html

November 24, 2011:

Beware the Internet Underworld – Cyberthieves and deviant hackers abound in Misha Glenny’s grim portrait of organized crime online. by Tom Sandborn – The Tyee
http://thetyee.ca/Books/2011/11/24/Internet-Underworld/?utm_source=mondayheadlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=281111

Resource – Book:

DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You by Misha Glenny:
http://darkmarket.info/

November 18, 2011:

Hackers break into SCADA system, destroy pump at Illinois water utility by Paul Mah – FierceCIO Tech Watch
http://www.fiercecio.com/techwatch/story/hackers-break-scada-system-destroy-pump-illinois-water-utility/2011-11-18

Novembr 15, 2011:

Cyber-security of power grid in ‘near chaos,’ report says by Ian MacLeod – The Ottawa Citizen
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Cyber+security+power+grid+near+chaos+report+says/5715327/story.html

November 14, 2011:

[Security] Power grid cybersecurity: $60 piece of software could bring mass chaos by Darlene Storm – Computerworld
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19270/power_grid_cybersecurity_60_piece_of_software_could_bring_mass_chaos?source=rss_blogs

November 01, 2011:

Paranormal Activity: A Possible Reality? by Chris Poulin – Security Week
http://www.securityweek.com/paranormal-activity-possible-reality

October 26, 2011:

Grid Cyber Security: Removing the Reality Distortion Field by Eric Knapp – Security Week
http://www.securityweek.com/grid-cyber-security-removing-reality-distortion-field

October 21, 2011:

Smart meters alleged to pose security risk – CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/10/21/bc-smart-meter-privacy.html

October 17, 2011:

Securing the Smart Grid by Murray Goldschmidt – CSO Online (Australia)
http://www.cso.com.au/article/404311/securing_smart_grid/#closeme

October 13, 2011:

Privacy By Design? by Will McNamara – Smart Grid Sherpa
http://smartgridsherpa.com/blog/privacy-by-design

October 10, 2011:

Who is Responsible for Educating Consumers About Energy Data Privacy? by Christine Hertzog – The Energy Collective
http://theenergycollective.com/christine-hertzog/66898/who-responsible-educating-consumers-about-energy-data-privacy

September 23, 2011:

[Security - Germany] Smart Grid cyber attacks – Germany steps up the protection by Krowne – The Silicon Trust
http://silicontrust.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/smart-grid-cyber-attacks-%E2%80%93-germany-steps-up-the-protection/

September 22, 2011:

Smart Devices, Dumb Security? by Richard Adhikari – Tech News World
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Smart-Devices-Dumb-Security-73338.html?wlc=1316764198

September 22, 2011:

FH Munster: Smart Meters Potential Surveillance Devices – German Energy Blog
http://www.germanenergyblog.de/?p=7329

September 16, 2011:

10 ways to deal with cybersecurity in a smart grid world by Ucilia Wang – Gigaom
http://gigaom.com/cleantech/10-ways-to-deal-with-cybersecurity-in-a-smart-grid-world/

September 2011:

When Refrigerators Attack! The Importance of Critical Infrastructure Security by Chris Poulin, Q1 Labs – Electric Light & Power
http://www.elp.com/index/display/article-display/6511556158/articles/utility-automation-engineering-td/volume-16/issue-9/departments/notes/linemen-tough-out-a-blistering-rodeo.html

September 01, 2011:

Mocana raises round from Intel to protect the “internet of things” by Dean Takahashi – Venture Beat
http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/01/mocana-raises-round-from-intel-to-protect-the-internet-of-things/

August 25, 2011:

Electric Utilities Investing $4.1 Billion by 2018 to Secure Smart Grids by Fahmida Y. Rashid – IT Security & Network Security News
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Electric-Utilities-Investing-41-Billion-by-2018-to-Secure-Smart-Grids-152691/

August 14, 2011:

The Mix: Cyber-terrorism’s Threat by Thalia Assuras – energyNOW!
http://www.energynow.com/video/2011/08/15/mix-cyber-terrorisms-threat
(Anchor Thalia Assuras talks with former CIA Director James Woolsey about the security measures being used to counter the threat and how smart grid technology could make the country more susceptible to attack.)
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August 16, 2011:

The Mix: Cyber-terrorism’s Threat by energynownews – YouTube -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lF3eywqD-I

August 11, 2011:

Could Hackers Break into Your Electric Meter? by George Musser – Scientific American
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/solar-at-home/2011/08/11/could-hackers-break-into-your-electric-meter/

August 06, 2011:

Hacking water meters is easier than it should be by Dean Takahashi – Venture Beat
http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/06/hacking-water-meters-is-easier-than-it-should-be/

August 05, 2011:

Smart Grid Privacy and Security Risks Loom for Agencies by Dan Verton – Aol energy
http://energy.aol.com/2011/08/05/smart-grid-privacy-and-security-risks-loom-for-agencies/

August 04, 2011:

California Adopts First Standards for Cyber Security of Smart Meters by Maria Gallucci – Solve Climate News
http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110804/california-adopts-first-standards-cyber-security-smart-meters

August 03, 2011:

Black Hat: Water Smart Meters Vulnerable Too by Stefanie Hoffman – CRN
http://www.crn.com/news/security/231300172/black-hat-water-smart-meters-vulnerable-to-attack.htm;jsessionid=lFPsFu96jc8GWtChf4fIiQ**.ecappj03

July 31, 2011:

Smart meters: Privacy, security of information now under review – Greg Reimer, executive vice-president, Transmission and Distribution, BC Hydro – The Nelson Daily
http://thenelsondaily.com/news/issues/smart-meters-privacy-security-information-now-under-review-12832

June 29, 2011:

Smart meters open door to privacy issues – B.C. Hydro initiative must build security into modernization of grid by Elizabeth Denham – Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/technology/Smart+meters+open+door+privacy+issues/5021973/story.html

June 20, 2011:

Hacking the Lights Out: The Computer Virus Threat to the Electrical Grid by David M. Nicol – Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hacking-the-lights-out

May 05, 2011:

Smart Grid Security East 2011: Panel: Vulnerability Testing (1 of 4) by GraniteVideo – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWjofbCxDQ

Smart Grid Security East 2011: Panel: Vulnerability Testing (2 of 4) by GraniteVideo – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb1HZEQzwYk&feature=related

Smart Grid Security East 2011: Panel: Vulnerability Testing (3 of 4) by GraniteVideo – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXp_7K6nEww&feature=related

Smart Grid Security East 2011: Panel: Vulnerability Testing (4 of 4) by GraniteVideo – YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7R3RnYdyK4

October 07, 2010:

How to Hack the Power Grid for Fun and Profit by Kevin Bullis – Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/26472/?mod=related

August 02, 2010:

Hacking the Smart Grid by Erica Naone – Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25920/?mod=related

June 15, 2010:

Cyber War: Sabotaging the System – CBS News – 60 Minutes -  Sabotaging The System – Industrial Defender – 11.08.09:
http://www.industrialdefender.com/news/buzz/cyber_terrorism.php?_kk=hacking%20the%20grid&_kt=ba52b251-0b10-494c-9315-e33c754c220c&gclid=CLaH0pq2-6oCFRt3gwodxwhNyw

April 05, 2010:

Hacking the Smart Grid by Robert Lemos – Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/24977/?mod=related

February 01, 2010:

Global ‘cyberwar’ puts electricity, communications at growing risk – Greenbang -
http://www.greenbang.com/global-cyberwar-puts-electricity-communications-at-growing-risk_13481.html

September/October 2009:

Meters for the Smart Grid by Erica Naone – Technology Review
http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23179/?a=f

September 01, 2009:

Four Ways to Hack the Smart Grid by Preston Gralla – Green Biz
http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2009/09/01/four-ways-hack-smart-grid

 

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