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A tale of two headlines

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Today's InfoWorld Security newsletter contained two headlines:

Smart Grid is found susceptible to cyberattack
http://ifwnewsletters.newsletters.infoworld.com/t/4627489/122020370/177482/0/

And:

Expert: Hackers penetrating control systems
http://ifwnewsletters.newsletters.infoworld.com/t/4627489/122020370/177486/0/

The first points out that the latest Smart Grid technology needs more security work before it's ready for prime-time.  The latter points out that the current systems are also not ready for prime time.   IOActive, the security researchers who are responsible for the (excellent, no doubt) research on Smart Grids suggests holding off on any Smart Grid efforts until security can be 'baked in'. 

The assumption underlying that is we are better off both economically and security-wise under the current system.  I have my doubts about that based on the second article.  If anything, we should route more money from the existing grid into Smart Grids so they can be secured faster.  Surely the benefits of the new Smart Grid plus the cost of the securing it outweigh the cost of securing the old Grid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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