Saturday, April 18, 2009

Securing Smart Grid: How solution providers can help

April 9 posting on TechTarget's

The Obama administration is setting aside $54 billion to modernize the national electronic grid infrastructure, which represents a number of opportunities for security solution providers. The goal of what's being called the Smart Grid plan is to bring the communications power and flexibility of IP networks to the management of the electricity supplier's network. The modernization effort for Smart Grid would involve extensive modernization of security technology and processes to be successful. Solution providers specializing in security technologies or in the utilities vertical will have to expand their knowledge base to be successful.

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