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Eavesdropping on the Smart Grid
Australian Digital Forensics Conference
  • Craig Valli, Edith Cowan University
  • Andrew Woodward, Edith Cowan University
  • Clinton Carpene, Edith Cowan University
  • Peter Hannay, Edith Cowan University
  • Murray Brand, Edith Cowan University
  • Reino Karvinen, Edith Cowan University
  • Christopher Holme, Edith Cowan University
Publication Date
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
SRI Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia
An in-situ deployment of smart grid technology, from meters through to access points and wider grid connectivity, was examined. The aim of the research was to determine what vulnerabilities were inherent in this deployment, and what other consideration issues may have led to further vulnerability in the system. It was determined that there were numerous vulnerabilities embedded in both hardware and software and that configuration issues further compounded these vulnerabilities. The cyber threat against critical infrastructure has been public knowledge for several years, and with increasing awareness, attention and resource being devoted to protecting critical in the structure, it is concerning that a technology with the potential to create additional attack vectors is apparently insecure.

Originally published in the Proceedings of the 10th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, Novotel Langley Hotel, Perth, Western Australia, 3rd-5th December, 2013

Citation Information
Craig Valli, Andrew Woodward, Clinton Carpene, Peter Hannay, et al.. "Eavesdropping on the Smart Grid" (2012)
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