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Study Results from Florida International University Update Understanding of Energy (A Survey on Cybersecurity Challenges, Detection, and Mitigation Techniques for the Smart Grid)

  • Oct 12, 2021 3:46 pm GMT
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2021 OCT 11 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on energy. According to news originating from Florida International University by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “The world is transitioning from the conventional grid to the smart grid at a rapid pace.”

Funders for this research include U.S. Department of Energy; National Science Foundation.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Florida International University: “Innovation always comes with some flaws; such is the case with a smart grid. One of the major challenges in the smart grid is to protect it from potential cyberattacks. There are millions of sensors continuously sending and receiving data packets over the network, so managing such a gigantic network is the biggest challenge. Any cyberattack can damage the key elements, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the smart grid. The overall smart grid network is comprised of customers accessing the network, communication network of the smart devices and sensors, and the people managing the network (decision makers); all three of these levels are vulnerable to cyberattacks. In this survey, we explore various threats and vulnerabilities that can affect the key elements of cybersecurity in the smart grid network and then present the security measures to avert those threats and vulnerabilities at three different levels.”

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “In addition to that, we suggest techniques to minimize the chances of cyberattack at all three levels.”

For more information on this research see: A Survey on Cybersecurity Challenges, Detection, and Mitigation Techniques for the Smart Grid. Energies, 2021,14(5894):5894. (Energies - The publisher for Energies is MDPI AG.

A free version of this journal article is available at

Our news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Shahid Tufail, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33174, USA. Additional authors for this research include Imtiaz Parvez, Shanzeh Batool, Arif Sarwat.


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