According to a report in eWeek Europe, HP has launched a security audit for smart grid services.
Security has been increasingly raised as an issue with smart grids, as I reported back in March, and HP’s new service is also in response to some recent hacking of energy meters and other smart grid infrastructure.
The HP Smart Grid Security Quality Assessment (SGSQA) service was announced at the company’s Executive Energy Conference in Budapest and is aimed at utility companies and smart grid operators.
The new service is apparently based on an existing security audit methodology that HP uses to test its own software and hardware. The service, which HP says works in multi-vendor environments, would take around two weeks to check the vulnerabilities of a smart grid system and is already being trialled with three utility companies.