Cyber Security and the Smart Meter Rollout

By 2020, the UK government wants energy suppliers to have installed smart meters in every home in England. With more than 26 million homes being targeted, has due care been taken to secure the landscape for retailers and end users? Recent research has highlighted the frailty of smart meter encryption which could lead to billing fraud, data loss and profiling through energy usage. Similarly, the increased interconnectivity of devices, including smart meters, could pose potential threats to personal data resulting in increased fines from the Information Commissioners Office.

techUK, in partnership with Gemserv, is organising this half day conference to share knowledge and current best practice in information security, how suppliers are securing smart meters and what the implications are there for the Internet of Things (IoT). Highlights will include discussion on information security and what secure looks like; highlighting experience and best practice from industry in securing smart meters and cryptographic keys and the nature of personal data.

Attendees will hear from a range of industry and Government speakers including:

  • Ian Davis, Head of Information Security Practice, Gemserv
  • Matt Roderick, Chief Technology Officer, Smart DCC

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