On Smart Cities, Smart Energy, And Dumb Security
While "Smart Cities" are starting to pop all over the world, no city has ever standardized what that term actually means. Smart Energy, on the other hand, has been standardized both by governments and by large private utilities. This positive regulation made the Smart Energy market one of the largest IoT industries today, with over 100,000,000 smart devices currently implemented at consumer premises by utilities all over the world. In this talk We will dive into the Smart Grid, exploring security issues both in the utility infrastructure and the Smart Meters present at consumers. We will explore the magical world called ZigBee, the confusing world of incomplete RFCs, and the hazardous world of insecure wireless devices that control your electricity grid. You will leave this talk with a much better understanding at what's going on in your city, your energy provider, and, surprisingly, your home; And trust me, it won't make you feel any better.