Securing smart energy grids will take a ‘transformational’ project, says CQR Consulting’s Phil Kernick. Until then, we must ‘hobble forward’ with grids that are getting easier to take down.
The future of smart energy grids, with automatic management of both supply and demand, is “looking really interesting”, says Phil Kernick, chief technology officer at security firm CQR Consulting. But the current state of the technology and its security is a problem.
“The distribution systems and the generation systems were deployed a decade and a half ago, and are not scheduled for change for another decade and a half,” Kernick told journalists at a roundtable on the cybersecurity of energy and other utilities in Sydney on Tuesday.
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