Smart electric grids will need even smarter cybersecurity to keep them safe from would-be hackers, an energy expert said at a scientific conference Friday.
“A smart grid, by connecting the power industry to the Internet, opens the door for anyone who wants to mess with the power system in the U.S.,” said Dr. Stephen Holditch, a professor at the Texas A&M Energy Engineering Institute.
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