The dark side of the cloud – How energy efficiency programs can make the IoT more secure
- Apr 28, 2020 3:35 pm GMT
This item is part of the Cybersecurity for Utilities - Spring 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE, click here for more
In a time before social distancing, my 2020 was shaping up to be a very social year. In mid-February, I had the pleasure of representing DNV GL at the AESP National Conference in Anaheim, and the Indoor Ag Energy Solutions conference in San Diego the following week. One theme that held constant across both events was the power of operationalizing data collected at the grid’s-edge. The vision alluded to by many speakers was of a fully decarbonized, transactive energy grid that balances supply and demand in real-time. While this is a worthy and aspirational goal, I left SoCal with the feeling that the DSM community missed a huge opportunity to address a silent problem with this vision… cybersecurity.
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