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Adding digital intelligence and two-way functionalities to the power grid is one of the most flourishing topics in both academic and public institution communities. Efficiency, improved reliability and safety are the benefits promised by the new smart grid at the price of privacy and security challenges which are only in part similar to the security issues of IT networks. We survey the current grid architecture and the relation among the smart grid operators to analyze the security and privacy threats which needs to be addressed to secure the smart grid digital infrastructure.
Date of Conference: Aug. 29 2011-Sept. 2 2011