Vulnerability Test Business Opportunity for Smart Grid Communication System Certification
Smart grid concept provides a solution to the growing recognition that current utility grids need an ICT deployment infrastructure to improve efficiency. Wireless Machine-To-Machine (M2M) networks are a key technology to allow advanced smart gird services. Due to wireless channel nature and high number of threats, security is a top-priority issue for reliable smart grid networks implementation. Governments, engineers and utility companies have to work together to provide and safeguard smart gird services. Notably, governments have to define appropriate policies to protect citizens especially regarding privacy issues; engineers have to properly define new protocols to guarantee security and efficiency for every smart gird network; utilities have to respect the state's policies by applying engineer's techniques.