Electricity Theft and Fraud – Is it a Cyber and Information Security Issue?

By Usman Sindhu – April 13, 2012
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This week, Brian Kerbs blog about FBI report outlining electricity theft and fraud has made many headlines. The FBI report indicates that the Puerto Rican utility (not explicitly mentioned, PREPA) has been victim of the electricity theft in the past years. While fraud has been a talked about issue in relation to smart meters, does this example really depict the lack of security controls or just another episode of electricity theft among the developing countries?


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Usman Sindhu

Senior Research AnalystEnergy Insights

Usman Sindhu is a Senior Research Analyst for IDC energy Insights, supporting utilities, oil and gas. He writes and advises energy industry on cyber and information security, home energy management,…


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