1st Edition

Data Privacy for the Smart Grid

By Rebecca Herold, Christine Hertzog Copyright 2015
    252 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    250 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    Many Smart Grid books include "privacy" in their title, but only touch on privacy, with most of the discussion focusing on cybersecurity. Filling this knowledge gap, Data Privacy for the Smart Grid provides a clear description of the Smart Grid ecosystem, presents practical guidance about its privacy risks, and details the actions required to protect data generated by Smart Grid technologies. It addresses privacy in electric, natural gas, and water grids and supplies two different perspectives of the topic—one from a Smart Grid expert and another from a privacy and information security expert.The authors have extensive experience with utilities and leading the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) Cyber Security Working Group (CSWG)/Smart Grid Interoperability Group (SGIP) Privacy Subgroup. This comprehensive book is understandable for all those involved in the Smart Grid. The authors detail the facts about Smart Grid privacy so readers can separate truth from myth about Smart Grid privacy.  While considering privacy in the Smart Grid, the book also examines the data created by Smart Grid technologies and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and associated legal issues.

    The text details guidelines based on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Privacy Guidelines and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Fair Information Practices. It includes privacy training recommendations and references to additional Smart Grid privacy resources.

    After reading the book, readers will be prepared to develop informed opinions, establish fact-based decisions, make meaningful contributions to Smart Grid legislation and policies, and to build technologies to preserve and protect privacy. Policy makers; Smart Grid and M2M product and service developers; utility customer and privacy resources; and other service providers and resources are primary beneficiaries of the information provided in

    The Smart Grid and Privacy. What Is the Smart Grid? What Is Privacy? Smart Meter Data and Privacy. The Connected Home. Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations, and Privacy. Mitigating Privacy Risks. How to Take Charge of Your Privacy. Transactive Energy. Addressing Common Privacy Claims. Beyond the Smart Grid: The Monetization of Data.


    Rebecca Herold has over two and a half decades of information privacy, security, and compliance expertise. Rebecca is CEO of Privacy Professor® and owner/partner for SIMBUS® and has led the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Group since June 2009. She has been an adjunct professor for the Norwich University MSISA program since 2005 and has written 17 books and hundreds of published articles. Rebecca is invited to speak at a wide variety of events throughout the United States, and other worldwide locations such as Melbourne, Australia, Bogotá, Colombia, and Ireland.

    Rebecca is widely recognized and respected, and has been providing information privacy, security, and compliance services, tools, and products to organizations in an extensive range of industries for over two decades. Just a few of her awards and recognitions include the following:

    • Named in the Top Two Female Infosec Leaders to Follow on Twitter in 2014 by Information Security Buzz

    • Named to the ISACA International Privacy Task Force in 2013

    • Named on Tripwire’s list of InfoSec’s Rising Stars and Hidden Gems: The Top 15 Educators in July 2013

    • Named one of Information Security Buzz’s list of Top 5 Female Infosec Leaders to Follow on Twitter in 2013 and 2014

    • Has been named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers in the World" multiple times in recent years by Computerworld magazine, most recently ranking number 3 in the world in the last rankings provided

    • In 2012 was named one of the most influential people and groups in online privacy by Techopedia.com

    • In 2012 was named a privacy by design ambassador by the Ontario, Canada, data privacy commissioner

    Rebecca is an owner and partner for the SIMBUS services for healthcare organizations and their business associates to meet their HIPAA, HITECH, and other legal requirements, with more industries added in late 2014. Sh