Cyber Security for a Smart Grid: What About Phishing?
2013 (English)In: 2013 4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2013, IEEE , 2013, 6695407- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Lack of awareness for cyber security threats is an important topic to address for the future smart grid. A particularly troubling issue is social engineering by email, or as it is more commonly depicted, phishing. This study analyzes important aspects of phishing using two unannounced experiments. The results show that applying more context specific information to an attack is not necessarily effective; users still get deceived but nobody reports of the occurrence of phishing. From an enterprise perspective, a phishing exercise rouse discussions on security awareness without significantly agitating participants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2013. 6695407- p.
, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, ISSN 2165-4816
Cyber security, phishing, power control system, power system communication, smart grids
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129254DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2013.6695407ISI: 000330939800173ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893539222ISBN: 978-147992984-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-129254DiVA: diva2:651162
2013 4th IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe, ISGT Europe 2013; Lyngby; Denmark; 6 October 2013 through 9 October 2013
QC 201401312013-09-242013-09-242014-03-12Bibliographically approved