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Smart grid security is "a circus" warns security guru

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By Jesse Berst

 

Larry Karisny is the director of Project Safety.org and a smart grid security consultant. Writing on the Digital Communities site, he describes today's security situation as "a lot of starts, changes, delays and even do-overs."

 

Karisny complains of the many standards set forth by NERC and NIST and other organizations as well. "The cost and time of trying to become compliant with these guidelines and standards will put smart grid security years off," he warns. "The bureaucracies and oversight groups are becoming so numerous that large organizations can't get anything done and small entrepreneurs – that may be holding the solution in hand – can't afford the time and cost of going through the endless oversight, compliance and standards processes."

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