California Adopts First Standards for Cyber Security of Smart Meters

August 5, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via IBTimes

But experts warn the rules must be part of a much larger strategy by utilities to prevent financial fraud and other security breaches

California regulators have adopted the nation’s first sweeping privacy rules for household smart meters that form the backbone of the growing “green” grid, vowing to protect consumers from cyber attacks that could steal energy usage data and other private information.

The California Public Utility Commission will require utilities to regularly conduct independent security audits of their millions of wireless meters and to restrict the access of third parties, such as energy-efficiency consultants, to customers’ personal details.

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