European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: Extend Security to Entire Workplace

SMART GRID—UK

May 23, 2013

While smart grid technology promises to provide much-needed energy efficiency, privacy and security concerns have been a barrier to its widespread adoption, reports The Guardian. “Our priority should now be ensuring that both the smart grid and the devices that connect to it are totally secure, which not only requires physical and virtual security but also a complete shift in the mindset of UK organisations,” writes McAfee’s Graeme Stewart. With smart grid implementation, Stewart says, “Enterprise security should now extend far beyond just laptops, mobiles and desktops: The entire workplace needs to be considered, including printers, phone systems, lighting and even air conditioning.”
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