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New Data Security Findings from University of Southampton Described (An Information Security Model for an Iot-enabled Smart Grid In the Saudi Energy Sector)

  • Jan 25, 2023
Information Technology Daily

2023 JAN 24 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Daily -- Fresh data on Information Technology - Data Security are presented in a new report. According to news reporting from Southampton, United Kingdom, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, “Data supply and transmission in the Smart Grid achieve better sensing, control, information communication and sharing, and more rational decision-making. An Internet of Things-enabled Smart Grid affords better automation, monitoring, and control of electricity consumption.However, rapid growth in connected entities, accompanied by electricity demand, brings about challenges such as securing energy information exchange before an incident occurs.”

Financial supporters for this research include King Abdulaziz University scholarship, Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in London (SACB).

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Southampton, “It is argued that Smart Grid systems were designed with no regard for security, which is a serious omission for data, energy information exchange, and consumers’ and utilities’ privacy.This study is motivated by the gap identified between the requirements and controls for cybersecurity in the IoT-enabled Smart Grid’s bidirectional data flow. It develops and confirms a model with seven security requirements and 45 security controls.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “In future, this model is to be verified and validated.This research focuses solely on the information flow’s cybersecurity through using technical security controls to counter internet-based threats in IoT-enabled Smart Grids.”

This research has been peer-reviewed.

For more information on this research see: An Information Security Model for an Iot-enabled Smart Grid In the Saudi Energy Sector. Computers & Electrical Engineering, 2023;105. Computers & Electrical Engineering can be contacted at: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier -; Computers & Electrical Engineering -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Abeer Akkad, University of Southampton, Elect & Comp Sci Dept, Southampton, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include Abdolbaghi Rezazadeh and Gary Wills.

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