Electricity Grid Modernization

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Electricity Grid Modernization


The GAO (United States Government Accountability Office) produced this report ELECTRICITY GRID MODERNIZATION: Progress Being Made on Cybersecurity Guidelines, but Key Challenges Remain to be Addressed. 

In summary, the GAO identified the following six key challenges: 

• Aspects of the regulatory environment may make it difficult to ensure smart grid systems’ cybersecurity.

• Consumers are not adequately informed about the benefits, costs, and risks associated with smart grid systems.

• Utilities are focusing on regulatory compliance instead of comprehensive security.

• There is a lack of security features being built into certain smart grid systems.

• The electric industry does not have an effective mechanism for sharing information on cybersecurity.

• The electricity industry does not have metrics for evaluating cybersecurity.


January 12, 2011


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United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), "Electricity Grid Modernization," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #97, https://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/97 (accessed November 30, 2021).