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International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications

Assessment of Global Cyber Security Challenges with special focus on Electricity Sector of Malaysia

Author(s) : S M SALIM REZA


Recurrent events of cybercrimes happening around the globe recently which are affecting individual from different levels, cybersecurity has become has become an essential part of any academic and professional discussion related to modern communication technologies involving commercial and governmental entities. The key objective of this study is to find out the weakness and loopholes related to cybersecurity which is particularly related to the electricity sector of Malaysia. It has been identified that rolling out of the smart grid system may have many benefits in the long run. However, this may also unlock new potential threats from cyber attackers as the security of the smart meters are not highly developed yet and those are connected to the server and global network through channels with low level of security. This paper discusses the possible implications if a smart metering system is compromised and how to prevent such events, such as, by producing replicas of SCADA system to operate uninterruptedly without any major damages even in case of an unavoidable security breach.

No fo Author(s) : 1
Page(s) : 83 - 87
Electronic ISSN : 2250 - 3765
Volume 8 : Issue 2
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