Cyber-Infrastructure Connections and Smart Gird Security
Alex R Mathew

Alex R Mathew, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Cybersecurity Awareness Training, Information Technology, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 2285-2287 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8681088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8681.088619
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Abstract: The architecture of the smart grid combines the communication grid and physical power grid in a sole huge network. Smart grid has various security threats like cyber-attacks, physical attacks or natural disasters. The mentioned threats can lead to the breach of the user’s privacy, failure of the infrastructure, energy theft, blackouts endanger the safety of the operators among many more. For this reason, there is need to ensure that the smart grid cyber security is adequate to prevent any of these threats. Adequate security will as well ensure that the smart grid operates adequately as it is viewed that is by providing safe, reliable and uninterrupted supply of power to the consumers with a regular flow of end to end information that are all secure. The smart grid environment will ensure that the electric power infrastructure is modern. This is majorly by combining the present functionalities and the future ones with the upgraded requirements to the users.
Keywords: Network communication, smart grid, cyber security, threats.