Money trumps security in smart meter rollouts, experts say



In California, a state moving aggressively into smart-meter deployments, the California Public Utility Commission (PUC) has issued a proposed decision that includes requirements for smart-grid plans that does not adequately address the question of security controls for design, testing and deployment, said Aaron Burstein, a lawyer and fellow at the School of Information at University of California at Berkeley. Independent experts need to be hired to take a look at the meters and deployments and" cast a critical eye over the basically self-regulating work that's been done so far," he added.