This is a great video on why a smarter grid is necessary and what some of the difficulties will be. Additionally, Mr. Gunther discusses many of the possible benefits and answers questions at the end.
I will be leading a SANS Mentor class for 10 weeks starting July 20,2010. Please check out the information here:
Find Security Flaws Before the Bad Guys Do
Security vulnerabilities, such as weak configurations, unpatched systems, and botched architectures, continue to plague organizations. Enterprises need people who can find these flaws in a professional manner to help eradicate them from our infrastructures. Lots of people claim to have penetration testing, ethical hacking, and security assessment skills, but precious few can apply these skills in a methodical regimen of professional testing to help make an organization more secure. This class covers the ingredients for successful network penetration testing to help attendees improve their enterprise's security stance.
This SANS course differs from other penetration testing and ethical hacking courses in several important ways:
We get deep into the tools arsenal with numerous hands-on exercises that show subtle, less-well-known, and undocumented features that are incredibly useful for professional penetration testers and ethical hackers.
Who Should Attend
Auditors who need to build deeper technical skills
Security personnel whose job involves assessing target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities