London 2012

London, United Kingdom | Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Mon, Dec 3, 2012

Dissecting Smart Meters

  • Justin Searle
  • Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The Smart Grid brings greater benefits for electric utilities and customer alike, however these benefits come at a cost from a security perspective. This presentation will explore the architecture of most Smart Meters, the protocols they use, a breakdown of their embedded components, and the functionality their headend servers contain. We'll explain the methodologies we've developed to perform penetration testing these AMI systems, enumerate the types of vulnerabilities we commonly find, and discuss the solutions we recommend to Smart Meter vendors. We will even demonstrate at least one of the attacks we commonly perform in our penetration tests. This will be done without the FUD and over-hyped framing that we usually find in the media and other Smart Grid presentations.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
Monday, November 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Why Do Organizations Get Compromised? Eric Cole Ph.D. Monday, November 26th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, November 28
Session Speaker Time Type
Security of National eID (smartcard-based) Web Applications Raul Siles Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Dissecting Smart Meters Justin Searle Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm SANS@Night
Thursday, November 29
Session Speaker Time Type
10 Things Security Teams Need to Know about Cloud Security‚® Dave Shackleford Thursday, November 29th, 6:00pm - 6:45pm SANS@Night
Practical, Efficient Unix Auditing (With Scripts) James Tarala Thursday, November 29th, 6:45pm - 7:30pm SANS@Night
Why Our Defenses Are Failing Us. One Click Is All It Takes... Bryce Galbraith Thursday, November 29th, 7:30pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night