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Smart meter security assessment framework released

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SecureState has released the full open source code of it’s smart meter security assessment framework, Termineter the first such framework designed to give authorised individuals access to manipulate and test the security of smart meters.

The public release aims to promote security awareness for smart meters and provide a tool that brings basic testing capabilities to the community and meter manufactures so that security can be improved. Power companies can use the framework to identify and validate internal flaws.

The framework offers basic non-vendor specific routines that allow users to interact and view information on the device using the optical port and implements and supports the ANSI C12.18 and ANSI C12.19 standards.

Current modules allow users to read and write raw data to tables, which in turn can be used to initiate procedures. Certain modules require passwords in order to be used. Additional modules allow higher level access to certain functionality, such as parsing useful information from the security, modem and log tables.

Users must have general knowledge of the meter’s internal workings to use the framework with proficiency.

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