Assessment of Global Cyber Security Challenges with special focus on Electricity Sector of Malaysia

S M, SALIM REZA (2018) Assessment of Global Cyber Security Challenges with special focus on Electricity Sector of Malaysia. In: Seventh International Conference on Advances in Computing, Electronics and Communication-ACEC2018, 18-19 August, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Recurrent events of cybercrimes happening around the globe recently which are affecting individual from different levels, cybersecurity has become has become an essential part of any academic and professional discussion related to modern communication technologies involving commercial and governmental entities. The key objective of this study is to find out the weakness and loopholes related to cybersecurity which is particularly related to the electricity sector of Malaysia. It has been identified that rolling out of the smart grid system may have many benefits in the long run. However, this may also unlock new potential threats from cyber attackers as the security of the smart meters are not highly developed yet and those are connected to the server and global network through channels with low level of security. This paper discusses the possible implications if a smart metering system is compromised and how to prevent such events, such as, by producing replicas of SCADA system to operate uninterruptedly without any major damages even in case of an unavoidable security breach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cybersecurity, Smart Grid, Network Security, Cybercrimes in Electricity Sector
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2019 15:37
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2019 15:37

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