Power system operations pose many security challenges that are different from most other industries. For instance, most security measures were developed to counter hackers on the Internet.
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Anything connected to the Internet today is a potential victim to malicious attacks. Regardless of how easy it is to attack SCADA systems, one thing is clear: The impact of a successful attack can be catastrophic.
Threats to the smart grid can be classified into three broad groups: system level threats that attempt to take down the grid; attempts to steal electrical service; and attempts to compromise the confidentiality of data on the system.