Smart Grids are the future of energy. By creating networks from power plant to home, utility companies will be able to regulate power consumption, making sure that consumers are receiving the amount that is needed, no more or no less. While this new use of networking technology and unique applications such as smart meters will help to conserve energy, it also opens up a pipeline that was regulated manually into the computer world of interconnected networks. The infrastructure that is being built will need to have robust security because an attack on this network could create chaos to tens of thousands of power consumers, stop a utility company in its tracks, or be used in a cyberwar. Securing the Smart Grid takes a look at grid security today, how it is developing and being deployed into now over 10 million households in the US alone. Direct attacks to smart meters as well as attacks via the networks will be detailed along with suggestions for defense against them. A framework for how security should be implemented throughout this growing system will be included, directing security consultants and system and network architects on how to keep the grid strong against attackers big and small.
Tony Flick has been working in the Information Security field for more than six years and is currently a Principal with FYRM Associates. Mr. Flick has assisted numerous organizations in achieving compliance with federal regulations and industry standards. His expertise includes risk management and compliance, assessments and audits, and research in emerging technologies. Mr. Flick has presented at Black Hat USA, DEFCON, and the OWASP Tampa local chapter on smart grid and application security concepts. Mr. Flick holds the CISSP certification. Additionally, Mr. Flick earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics. Justin Morehouse is an Information Security professional with over 10 years of experience assisting Fortune 100 companies and Federal Government Agencies mature their Information Security programs. Over the past six years Mr. Morehouse has focused on the areas of attack and penetration, performing nearly 200 Security Assessments utilizing both NIST SP800-42's "Blue Teaming and "Red Teaming approaches. Mr. Morehouse is the OWASP Tampa chapter leader and presented at IEEE's EntNet. Mr. Morehouse holds the following degrees and certifications: CISSP, CISM, MCSE, MSIA, and QSA (Former). He is currently an adjunct professor at DeVry University.