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Findings from R.D. Martins and Co-Authors Provides New Data about Network and Systems Management (Specialized CSIRT for Incident Response Management in Smart Grids)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Network Weekly News -- Investigators discuss new findings in Networks - Network and Systems Management. According to news originating from Porto Alegre, Brazil, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Power grids are undergoing a major modernization process, which is transforming them into Smart Grids. In such cyber-physical systems, a security incident may cause catastrophic consequences."

Financial support for this research came from ProSeG - Information Security, Protection and Resilience in Smart Grids - MCTI/CNPq/CT-ENERG.

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "Unfortunately, the number of reported incidents in power grids has been increasing in the last years. In this article we advocate that the adoption of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) is necessary for the proper management of security incidents in Smart Grids. CSIRTs for Smart Grids must cover different parts of the grid, thus consisting of specialized response teams for handling incidents not only on the physical infrastructure, but also on the Smart Grid equipment and on the IT infrastructure. We thus propose an incident classification to assist the implementation of CSIRTs for Smart Grids, considering the specific concerns of the different response teams."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We evaluate attack classifications available in the literature and review a well-known database of Smart Grid security incidents."

For more information on this research see: Specialized CSIRT for Incident Response Management in Smart Grids. Journal of Network and Systems Management, 2019;27(1):269-285. Journal of Network and Systems Management can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; Journal of Network and Systems Management -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R.D. Martins, Fed Univ Rio Grande Do Sul Ufrgs, Inst Informat, Porto Alegre, Rs, Brazil. Additional authors for this research include L.A.D. Knob, E.G. da Silva, J.A. Wickboldt, A. Schaeffer and L.Z. Granville.

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