//We Need To Talk About Great Britain’s Smart Metering & Its Security

We Need To Talk About Great Britain’s Smart Metering & Its Security

CyberSolace in association with STORM|Guidance has produced a paper around Great Britain’s Energy Smart-Metering programme and its cybersecurity concerns.

The paper is intended to tell the story of Great Britain’s smart-metering journey from a fuller perspective laying out the early beginnings, reasons for change, progress so far, and some of the challenges that have cast a shadow thus far. The second part of the study presents a special focus on the cybersecurity aspects and where better decisions could have been made.

Ultimately, we hope to share our opinions on the programme and its cybersecurity provisions, as well as inform the general public, and any other commercial party or organisation, that may take special interest in the topic. Whether it be from an investment point, risk management, insurance concerns or smart-metering technology adoption and lessons-learnt point of view.

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By |2018-06-09T11:48:01+00:00August 17th, 2017|Miscellaneous Security Articles|


  1. Tom Grimwood 27-Jun-2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Tom Grimwood from UtilityWeek magazine (https://utilityweek.co.uk) provided a good update article on the state of the UK Smart Metering programme. The warning signs still continue for the embattled programme. An extract from the article quotes:

    The government must take action to address the slow progress of the smart meter rollout, several current and former MPs have argued.
    Speaking on panel at the Utility Week Energy Summit in London, they said, on the current trajectory, the target of offering all households a smart meter by 2020 will not be met.
    “I don’t think we will hit the target realistically, and I think there needs to be a good look at why,” said Antoinette Sandbach, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee.

    Read the full article on (https://utilityweek.co.uk/call-for-course-change-on-smart-meter-rollout/)

  2. CyberSolace 21-Jul-2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    “The rollout is at serious risk of becoming yet another large scale public infrastructure project delivered well over time and budget, and which fails to provide energy customers with a meaningful return on their investment,” said Grant Shapps, the chair of British Infrastructure Group (BIG) in an Independent news article (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/smart-meters-energy-bills-saving-uk-customers-mps-project-delays-a8457681.html).

    The British Infrastructure Group of Parliamentarians (BIG) has recently released ‘Not So Smart’, a comprehensive investigation into the roll-out of energy smart meters across Great Britain.

    The report, co-signed by 93 parliamentarians from across political parties, presents a series of recommendations to the government, industry regulator Ofgem and energy suppliers in a bid to ensure the roll-out delivers benefits for energy consumers. Read the report here (http://www.britishinfrastructuregroup.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/BIG-Not-So-Smart-Full-Report.pdf).

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